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how are broken bones treated in the 1920s?

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Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Treated close w cast: Closed fractures were usually treated with plaster of Paris casting, possibly with wedging to correct angular deformities
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Less surgery: Much more with casting or traction and much less surgical procedures.

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Why are stress fractures so bad?

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Depends: Stress fractures are problematic mainly because they can be difficult to diagnose. As such, they may be initially under treated, thereby prolonging disability.
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