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Specimen 18

Femur. A non-united fracture separates the upper and lower portions. The sequestrum (FIG. 1) extends almost 15 cm along the shaft inferiorly and is surrounded by a partially developed involucrum ...

Specimen 16

Femur. Upper third of the bone shows a depressed and fragmented gunshot fracture (FIG. 1) of the anterior surface of the shaft adjacent to the lesser trochanter. A large splinter (FIG. 2) has...

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