Experiences with the treatment of 135 fractures of the tibia with a below-the-knee brace suggest that uneventful healing of tibial fractures can be obtained while function of the knee and ankle joints is maintained. The early resumption of nearly normal physiological conditions in the limb is conducive to uninterrupted osteogenesis.
The original scientific article in which the technique was presented was published in JBJS Vol. 52-A, pp. 295-311, March 1970
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Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
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