A functional below-the-knee brace for tibial fractures. A report on its use in one hundred thirty-five cases.

@article{Sarmiento1970AFB,
  title={A functional below-the-knee brace for tibial fractures. A report on its use in one hundred thirty-five cases.},
  author={Augusto Sarmiento},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1970},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={
          295-311
        }
}
1. Experiences with the treatment of 135 fractures of the tibia with a below-the-knee brace are described. The brace is composed of a conventional shoe, short double uprights, and ankle joints which are attached to a plaster-of-Paris or thermoplastic cylinder shaped like a patellar-tendon-bearing prosthesis. [See figure in the PDF file] 2. The results obtained from preliminary studies of forty cases of tibial fracture treated with a thermoplastic brace are described. 3. It appears from the… CONTINUE READING

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