A New Concept in the Treatment of Fibular Fractures with Intramedullary Implants

  • W. Roth
  • M. Weber


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Roth
    • 1
  • M. Weber
    • 1
  1. 1.Chirurgische und Unfallchirurgische KlinikSt. Elisabeth-KlinikSaarlouisGermany

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