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J R Soc Med. 1982 December; 75(12): 949–957.
PMCID: PMC1438470

Experience with the Sukhtian–Hughes external fixation system1


External fixation of fractures is now used frequently in orthopaedics. This paper reviews the results of 30 fractures treated by a single bar system, the Sukhtian–Hughes, over a period of 4 years. The results are encouraging, particularly in compound tibial fractures and in patients with non-union of fractures.

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