Recent advances in fracture treatment. Part 2, Compound fractures.
- Watson-Jones, R. (Reginald), 1902-1972.
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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.
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