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FURTHER OBSERVATIONS ON THE FRACTURED DISTAL RADIAL EPIPHYSIS.

AITKEN, ALEXANDER P.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: October 1935
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1. Displacement of the epiphysis does not persist. All displacements are reduced well within a year (five to eight months).

2. Reduction is accomplished by the production of bone on the dorsum of the shaft, so that the shaft is brought up to the epiphysis. The volar portion of the shaft undergoes absorption. This loss of the volar bowing is restored within two years.

3. Temporary retardation is commonly noticed, but is of no clinical importance.

4. Reduction occurs at any age, regardless of the proximity to the normal ossification time.

5. The one ease of deformity in the series is attributed to crushing of the epiphysis, which is demonstrable by x-ray.

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

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