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A NEW TYPE OF RECONSTRUCTION OPERATION FOR OLD UNUNITED FRACTURE OF THE NECK OF THE FEMUR.

COLONNA, PAUL C.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: January 1935
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The essential features of this reconstruction operation are (1) preservation of a fibromuscular layer over the greater trochanter which is placed deeply within the acetabulum after the head fragment has been removed and (2) transplanting the abductor muscles as far down on the shaft as possible and securely fastening them to the bone.

In the six cases reported an excellent range of movement has resulted; stability has been obtained; and in all the cases there has been an increase of a half inch or more in the length of the extremity.

(C) 1935 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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