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Fractures in Amputees.

Pyka, Rudolf A.; Lipscomb, Paul R.
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume: April 1960
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Fractures in the amputated extremities of fourteen amputees have been reported. Three of the patients had sustained amputations of the upper extremities; eleven, of the lower extremities. Healing of fractures in amputees does not differ materially from healing in persons who have not had amputations, with one possible exception: fractures of the upper part of the femur sustained by patients with above-the-knee stumps seemed to unite faster and better as a result of the shortened leverage of the distal fragment.

Copyright 1960 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated

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