Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Reduction of crush fractures of the spine.

  • Watson-Jones, R. (Reginald), 1902-1972.
  • Videos

About this work


This film contains a demonstration of details of the reduction, fixation and eventual mobilisation of a case of crush fracture of the fourth lumbar vertebra without nerve injury. The method of moving the prone, male patient is demonstrated and a double layered stockinette vest is fitted. A web harness is put around the patients shoulders and they are suspended between two tables while the plaster jacket is applied. No anaesthesia is used. The patient is shown commencing exercises and we see an x-ray of the fracture before and after treatment.


England, 1934.

Physical description

1 videocassette (DIGIBETA) (18 min.) : silent, black and white
1 DVD (18 min.) : silent, black and white

Creator/production credits

Produced by Sir Reginald Watson-Jones

Copyright note

Copyright previously held by British Medical Association and assigned to Wellcome in 2005



  • English

Where to find it

  • Location Access
    Closed stores


  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores

Permanent link