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A PLASTER-OF-PARIS BUTTRESS FOR USE IN CASES OF FRACTURE OF THE HUMERUS TREATED BY MEANS OF TRACTION IN A THOMAS SPLINT.

STENBUCK, JOSEPH B.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: October 1933
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The Thomas splint, with traction by means of a simple Spanish windlass mechanism, affords a simple, efficient, and economical method of treatment for fracture of the humerus. There is occasionally, however, the disadvantage of too great a localized pressure against the chest wall with accompanying pain and skin necrosis. This disadvantage may be overcome by the application of a plaster-of-Paris buttress (which is a modified jacket), allowing for the diffuse distribution of pressure of the ring of the Thomas splint and the resultant relief of pain.

(C) 1933 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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