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ONE-PIECE ANGLE NAIL FOR TROCHANTERIC FRACTURES

JEWETT, EUGENE L.

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The use of both the Smith-Petersen nail and the Hawley bone plate has given good results in five patients. The difficulties encountered in their combined use have been greatly lessened by welding them together into a one-piece flanged nail. Shortening the flange has still further simplified the use of the one-piece flanged nail.

The advantages of anchoring the "floating" lesser trochanter to its bed by screw fixation are definite and warrant the slight added operative time and trauma.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Copyright © 1941 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
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