Original article| Volume 86, ISSUE 2, P139-144, August 1953

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Reconstruction procedures for forearm bone defects

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        1. Every effort must be made to preserve even limited function in forearm injuries with loss of bone. Amputation must be reserved for injuries presenting no prospect for useful functional recovery.
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        2. Close cooperation between the orthopedic surgeon, the neurosurgeon, the plastic surgeon and the physiatrist is essential in the treatment of such injuries.
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        3. Some of the methods in current use for the restoration of forearm bone loss are reviewed. The method of reconstruction which is selected should be based on existing individual requirements.
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