Original communication| Volume 20, ISSUE 4, P541-547, October 1946

A new method of bone plating

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        1. A new method of bone plating of shaft fractures without subsequent plaster immobilization has been described.
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        2. The advantages of this method are the ability to appose the fractured ends of bone and establish such a rigid fixation that no auxiliary measures of external immobilization (plaster, etc.) are required. This obviates disuse atrophy and other discomforts attendant upon nonfunction or disuse of not only the affected limb but the joints on both ends of the fracture. The patients are ambulatory in a few days and healing changes are accelerated.
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        3. Two cases are shown which demonstrate the efficacy and results of this method.
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        • Wenger H.Leslie
        Shaft fracture Imobilization Witout Plaster.
        Am. J. Surg. 1944; 66: 382-383