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Closed Reduction and Treatment of Common Fractures


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Description: Fractures will heal without surgery - sometimes. For the past 50,000 years that hominids have been present, in all but the last 100 years, their fractures healed without surgery. There is no question that we have had many a short legged, crooked armed, gimpy ancestor - but their fractures did heal and so there is an inherent biology in fracture care that has to be respected. Fractures want to heal. We must encourage them to heal in a functional position.

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: James P. Waddell, MD
Institution: OTA
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Language: English

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Added: Sun Apr 21 2002
Last Modified: Thu Jul 01 2010