Fractured Gamma nail

  • G. Zafiropoulos
    Orthopaedic Department Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby, UK
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  • D.J. Pratt
    Requests for reprints should be addressed to: Dr D. J. Pratt, Technical Director, Orthotic and Disability Research Centre, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, London Road, Derby DE1 2QY, UK.
    Orthotic and Disability Research Centre, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby, UK
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