Early protected weight bearing in African patients with fractures of the femur.

@article{Pearson1977EarlyPW,
  title={Early protected weight bearing in African patients with fractures of the femur.},
  author={Clifford A Pearson},
  journal={Injury},
  year={1977},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={89-92}
}
Among 100 cases of closed fracture of the femur admitted to a Nigerian hospital during the years 1954--71, and treated by skin or skeletal traction, the mean time to clinical union was 6 weeks and to discharge on protected weight bearing 7 weeks. There were no cases on non-union. It is suggested that the traditional recommendation of 12-14 weeks in traction… CONTINUE READING