[Plate osteosynthesis of distal radius fractures--incidence, indications and results]
Chirurgische Abteilung, Spital Frutigen.
From 1.1.95 to 31.12.98 133 distal radius fractures were treated surgically. Internal fixation with a plate was carried out in 34 fractures (25%). 17 plates were placed dorsally, 16 plates on the volar aspect and one fracture was treated with a combined dorsal and volar plate. 29/34 fractures (87%) were reviewed 1 year after surgery. All fractures healed without further surgery. No infection occurred. 15 implants were removed. 23/29 (79%) internal fixations showed a good or excellent result, 6/29 (21%) a fair result. These 6 patients had in common: an intraarticular fracture (5), a volar tilt (5), a postoperative algodystrophy (5) or a secondary dorsal displacement (2). In conclusion: One fourth of all surgically treated distal radius fractures underwent plate osteosynthesis with about 80% of good or excellent results. Dorsal plate osteosynthesis showed better results than volar plate fixation. An additional, temporary external fixator in fractures with radial shortening proved a reliable help intraoperatively. Secondary displacement in these fractures did not occur.
PMID: 11142154 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
This makes a lot of sense; let's reduce this situation to its REAL dimensions:
AN OLD MAN WITH OSTEOPOROSIS AND AN ENLARGED PROSTATE - that's right! that's the 'divine' pope! - WAKES UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO GO TO THE BATHROOM. FINDS HIMSELF IN AN UNFAMILIAR ENVIRONMENT, IS SLIGHTLY DROWSY, DOESN'T NOTICE SOME OBSTACLE ON THE FLOOR, AND BOOM, FALLS FACE DOWN, USING HIS RIGHT HAND TO REFLEXIVELY PROTECT HIS FACE AND HEAD; IN THE PROCESS TWISTS HIS ANKLE AND BREAKS HIS WRIST.
VAYIKRA - LEVITICUS 19:14
" YOU SHALL NOT PLACE AN OBSTACLE IN FRONT OF A BLIND MAN"
What the pope has been doing lately is exactly that:
placing secret obstacles in front of UNSUSPECTING ISRAELIS, DOING THINGS IN THE DARK, IN SECRET, TRYING TO GET WHAT HE WANTS IN ROUNDABOUT WAYS - I.E. THE KNESSET LAND REFORM.
AGAIN, EXACT DIVINE RETRIBUTION FROM ABOVE: AN EYE FOR AN EYE, A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.
This reminds me of the story of Pharaoh, who was going to the Nile secretly every morning to relieve himself; he had presented himself as a god with no need for bodily functions: So....
Hashem repeatedly chose a special meeting place for Moshe and Pharaoh and instructed Moshe, "Go to Pharaoh in the morning; behold he is going out to the water." (Shmos 7: 15) Moshe Rabbeinu was sent to meet Pharaoh far from his palace- at the foot of the Nile River. Rashi (ad loc.) explains that Hashem chose this auspicious site in response to Pharaoh's arrogant claim to the masses. He proclaimed himself as a deity without common bodily needs. In order to preserve this myth, he secretly traveled early each morning to the Nile River to relieve himself there. Hashem therefore chose this perfect moment to send Moshe to remind Pharaoh of his mortality and disclose his secret identity.
In the same vein, the Vatican is very careful to COVER-UP the fact that the pope FELL WHILE ATTENDING TO HIS BODILY FUNCTIONS: HE HAD TO PEE in the middle of the night, just like every other old man, for G-d's sake!.
And Hashem BROKE HIS ARROGANCE by making him fall right there, in the toilet.
But Rome is trying very hard to HIDE THIS FACT.
So my job is to REMIND EVERYBODY of the NATURE OF THIS POPE: just an old man, very fallible - literally: fallible means ; WHO CAN FALL - - and plain.