The Closed Treatment of Common Fractures

The Closed Treatment of Common Fractures

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Reprinted by the John Charnley Trust, the original text having been out of print for many years, this beautifully presented book deals very simply and scientifically with most of the difficult fractures an orthopaedic surgeon is likely to meet in his/her practice. Despite the fact that the original text was published in 1950, the basic principles espoused in the book still apply today, and it remains one of the most concise and complete books on closed fracture treatment ever written. This core textbook has been basic reference for orthopaedic surgeons for half a century. It describes the elementary mechanics of reduction and immobilisation and shows how the commonest injuries can be managed by proven methods based on these general principles. It is a must for anyone embarking on a career in orthopaedics and is a classic text that all orthopaedic trainees and consultants should have on their shelves.CHAPTER FOUR THE TREATMENT OF FRACTURES WITHOUT PLASTER OF PARIS OW often we see plaster of Paris ... On the other hand, patients are frequently prevented from returning to work by plasters which are not essential but ... X-ray limbs for the medicolegal implication of an injury; but the result of this examination need not make him change ... A critical mechanical inquiry into the motive for applying a cast will often show that the aim of a€œimmobilisation, by which plaster isanbsp;...

Title:The Closed Treatment of Common Fractures
Author:John Charnley
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2003-01-01


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