Case of Un-United Fracture of the Fore-Arm of Four Years' Standing, Successfully Treated

CHAS. S. TRIPLER
1842 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
of the 5th Regiment of Infantry, 30 years of age, of a scrofulous habit, broke both bones of the left fore-arm, four years ago. Owing to some neglect, union was not effected at the time ; and they remained until the 30th of January, 1842, un-united. Upon examination it appeared that the radius was broken within two inches of its humeral extremity, and the ulna at one third of its length from the elbow. The radius was not much displaced, but there was a prominence at the fractured point, as if
more » ... ured point, as if the superior portion were depressed and thrust under the lower portion. The fractured extremities of the ulna were displaced towards the ulnar edge and back of the radius, forming a large and salient angle at the point of meeting. By extension the bone could be brought nearly into its normal position and plane.
doi:10.1056/nejm184209280270801 fatcat:yiquzvk3dzg2vhxx43mfz65xlm