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This image of how to treat fractures of the elbow was published in Industrial medicine and surgery in 1919. The arm is held with the elbow fully flexed, and motion under supervision is encouraged after about five days. Currently these fractures are treated similarly, but there is a tendency to have a different degree of flexion, and longer periods of immobilization.

Man with his arm in splint to treat elbow fracture
Page 620 of Industrial medicine and surgery by Harry E. Mock. 1919. Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company. Accessed via Internet Archive. Contributed by Yale University.

 


 

Fall 2019 | Hektorama | Surgery