The type of arthrodesis that has been described not only assures good bony union, but also establishes complete fixation of the scapula in relation to the humerus. It has the additional advantage of establishing arthrodesis in a shorter period than is possible under the general methods in use; instead of a six months' period of immobilization, the patient may use his arm at the end of the third or fourth month.
The results obtained in the two cases in which the technique has been carried out have been a source of satisfaction to both the patient and the operator. A complete range of motion has been obtained, and the patients have been able to resume laborious work within a period of four months following the arthrodesis.
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