Fractures of the Forearm
The conservative treatment of shaft fractures of the forearm bones in adults is difficult and experience shows that the results are not satisfactory. Closed reduction must take into account the complicated musculature of the forearm which in shaft fractures may produce lateral dislocation and angulation and sometimes rotational deformity. Immobilization of at least eight weeks in a plaster cast (Böhler, 1943) is needed, and this period may sometimes be extended to between ten and fifteen weeks before consolidation occurs. Perfect restoration of function can only be produced by anatomical reduction.
KeywordsRubber Immobilization Drilling Nylon Apatite
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