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Recent advances in fracture treatment. Part 2, Compound fractures.

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

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Also known as

Recent advances in the treatment of fractures


This film opens with the intertitle 'The same plaster fixation which is necessary to immobilise the fracture, also controls the infection satisfactorily'. X-rays and then images of a damaged leg are seen with the bone protruding outward; progress at 4 and 6 months is indicated via an x-ray. A female patient is seen pacing around in a garden. Another patient who has had their fingers 'dragged off' by a machine, demonstrates his mobility (he retans use of the thumb joint). Another patient also illustrates his limited mobility. The intertitles indicate the benefit of skins grafts. A wooden/metal prosthetic hand is shown in use. A similar injury on the foot is seen (also not for the faint-hearted); the patient is surprisingly uneffected by this injury.


Liverpool, c.1932.

Physical description

1 film reel (10 min.) : silent, black and white, 16 mm


This film forms part of a group of films donated to the Wellcome Trust in 2006 by The British Medical Association.
This series of films (there are 5 in the collection) relate to work done by R. Watson Jones in Liverpool. An article with photographs was published on the same topic in the BMJ and a paper with this title was read at the Liverpool Medical Institution, March, 1932. Watson Jones' full credits are R. WATSON JONES, B.Sc., F.R.C.S., M.CH.ORTH. LECTURER IN PATHOLOGY OF ORTHOPAEDIC CONDITIONS, LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY'; HONORARY ASSISTANT SURGEON, LIVERPOOL ROYAL INFIRMARY AND SHROPSHIRE ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL.

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



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