Delayed treatment of complicated fractures in war wounded.

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The initial treatment of complicated fractures several days old when first seen in Afghan war wounded is reported for 52 limbs in 47 patients. External fixation was the method of choice for stabilizing fractures in adults. In children, traction and plaster-of-Paris were preferred. In 30 cases (58 per cent) tissue damage was classified as moderate. With… (More)

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