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Recent advances in fracture treatment. Part 5.

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

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Recent advances in the treatment of fractures


Part 5 opens with an intertitle describing 'Case 7'; supracondylar fracture of humerus in child aged 5. In keeping with the other parts of the series; x-rays are shown. Of interest; the child is visibly restrained and anaesthetised using (presumably) ether directly onto a gamgee which is held in place. The child has cast placed around the elbow. A collar and cuff replace the cast. Case 8 is a 'mallet finger' deformity. A chart of treatment is shown. On the film the next part is entitled 'Section 2; Lower limb fractures'. Case 1 is a Pott's fracture of the ankle. As before, a plaster cast is applied. The cast is removed 10 days later and another applied together with a splint which is incorporated. Several months later the female patient reports that she is walking 5 miles a day. Photographs of poorly applied casts are seen. Case 2 is an oblique fracture of the tibia in a boy of 15. X-rays again depict the nature of the injury before a cast is applied.


Liverpool, c.1932.

Physical description

1 film reel (20 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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British Medical Association



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