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COMMENTS ON INTERNAL FIXATION IN FRESH FRACTURES OF THE NECK OF THE FEMUR.

PLUMMER, W. W.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: January 1938
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1. Internal fixation of fresh fractures of the femoral neck has been demonstrated by the work of many surgeons to be a justifiable and reliable method of treatment for this important and serious injury.

2. Internal fixation of these fractures can be accurately and successfully accomplished without the added hazards of a hip-joint arthrotomy.

3. This procedure should not be classified as a simple and casual operation to be done under any and all conditions. However, judged on the merits of reported results from many clinics, this plan of treating hip fractures is worth all it costs in the way of expensive and special equipment and deserves the thoughtful consideration of all surgeons charged with the care of these cases.

(C) 1938 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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