Excerpt from The Maryland and Virginia Medical Journal, 1860, Vol. 14
Since first used I have treated with it every form of fracture of the lower extremity, that of the cervix femoris, Of the shaft of that bone at almost every point, and of the tibia and fibula, simple and compound, and with more success than with any other instrument. I twice employed it with the happiest results after resection of the false joint in nu-united fracture of the femur. I have also used it in the treatment of compound dis locations Of the ankle joint, and found it far more available than any other means Of support.
The case before you to-day shows the improvements which have been made in its construction. (see second plate.) It is Of wire. It was made by Fowler of this city, but could be easily made by any surgeon who has the wire and a pair Of pincers. It can therefore be made of iron or wood - one Of which materials is always convenient.
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