The evolution of functional bracing of fractures.

  title={The evolution of functional bracing of fractures.},
  author={A. F. Sarmiento and Loren L. Latta},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={88 2},
©2006 British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery doi:10.1302/0301-620X.88B2. 16381 $2.00 J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 2006;88-B:141-8. Functional fracture bracing, described in 1967, 1 was inspired by the patellar-tendonbearing prosthesis which had recently been developed for below-knee amputees. This prosthesis had eliminated the traditional thigh corset and allowed the transfer of weight-bearing stresses from the soft tissues of the thigh to the patellar tendon and condyles of the proximal… CONTINUE READING


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