1. Forty-one consecutive cases have been treated by Russell balanced traction.
2. Only one of these was a fracture of the upper third.
3. The oldest patient in the group was eighteen years of age.
4. The youngest patient was nineteen months old.
5. Not one patient has the slightest disability.
6. In no case was there any shortening or malalignment.
7. The average period of disability was nine weeks.
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