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THE VALUE OF EARLY WEIGHT-BEARING IN THE TREATMENT OF FRACTURES OF THE NECK OF THE FEMUR: With a Report of Twenty-Four Cases.

KLEINBERG, SAMUEL
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: October 1937
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The results of the treatment by the system outlined have been so startling-in all cases in which the treatment was not interrupted by some intercurrent illness bony union was obtained-that they seem incredible in the light of our previous experiences. Perhaps it is merely good fortune in a small series of patients, but the facts that some of my colleagues who have used the method obtained equally good results, and that Dr. Apfelbach and Dr. Aries report a high percentage of bony union by a method which is practically identical with the one I use, encourage me to hope that accurate reduction, firm immobilization, and early weight-bearing will help solve the vexing problem of fracture of the hip.

(C) 1937 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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