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Closed Functional Treatment of Fractures

  • Augusto Sarmiento
  • Loren L. Latta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
    Pages 1-14
  3. Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
    Pages 15-59
  4. Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
    Pages 61-265
  5. Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
    Pages 267-296
  6. Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
    Pages 297-338
  7. Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
    Pages 339-380
  8. Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
    Pages 381-495
  9. Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
    Pages 497-545
  10. Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
    Pages 547-582
  11. Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
    Pages 583-608

About this book

Introduction

The purpose of this book is to report on my 17 years of experience in the development and implementation of a closed functional method of treatment of certain fractures of long bones of the appendicular skeleton. My personal experiences, clinical results, and the basic concepts underlying the treatment philosophy are reported. Illustrations demonstrating the techniques of application of functional casts and braces are presented in detail as well as a step-by-step description of the management regime and a discussion of the behavior of fractures under this system. Indications and contraindications for the use of this method of treatment are clearly outlined. I consider it important to compile this information for I believe that the system has withstood the test of time and is sufficiently sound to be incorporated in the armamentarium of the orthopaedic surgeon. Also, it may have a favorable socioeconomic impact since it offers a viable alternative in the treatment of frac­ tures.

Keywords

Knochenbruch anatomy behavior complication development fixation fracture management philosophy skeleton treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Augusto Sarmiento
    • 1
  • Loren L. Latta
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of Southern California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-67832-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67834-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67832-5
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