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Limb injuries 

Limb injuries
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Limb injuries
Author(s):

Jason Smith

, Ian Greaves

, and Keith M Porter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199543328.003.0014
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date: 19 September 2019

Limb injuries 250

Open fractures 254

Fracture healing 256

Methods of reduction 258

Internal fixation 260

Intramedullary nails 264

External fixation 266

Late complications of fractures 268

Joint injuries 274

Further reading 276

The first consideration in managing orthopaedic trauma is to treat the patient, not only the fracture....

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