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Year : 1978  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-38

Treatment Of Tibial Shaft Fractures By Below-Knee Plaster Immobilisation Using Incorporated Steinman Pins



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S. R Trivedi


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The current trend of thought in the management of fractures generally is in the direction of keeping the joints free, as far as possible, and thus to minimize “the fracture disease”. We have tried to evaluate our experience with a method of treating tibial shaft fractures by a below-knee plaster-cast with a transverse Steinman pin inserted in each fragment and incorporated in the cast, and present here our results in comparison to the conventional above-knee plaster immobilisation.


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