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Seligson David MD Translator
Techniques in Orthopaedics: April 1986
Joint Fractures: PDF Only

Osteosynthesis can be divided into seven steps:

1. incision;

2. preparation of the bone ends;

3. reduction;

4. temporary fixation;

5. permanent fixation;

6. closure;

7. dressing.

Systematic planning for fracture fixation using these steps improves the operation.

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