Five Years' Surgical Work in the Manchester Royal Infirmary

Five Years' Surgical Work in the Manchester Royal Infirmary

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...63 years, who had dislocated his left shoulder fourteen days previously, and in whom, after the most persevering attempts, I was unable to reduce it, even when the patient was placed under chloroform and all the processes of manipulation resorted to. Two attempts were made, the second in the presence of our consultation, when I had the assistance of the late Mr. Dumville, who, as is well known, took great interest in such cases, and by whose advice no further efforts were made to reduce the bone. The age of the man, and the possibility of injuring some of the more important tissues in the axilla, especially the artery, which was somewhat atheromatous, determined me to accept his opinion. Possibly, in this case, the cause of the difficulty in the reduction may have been due to some unusual position of the head of the bone, in reference to the rent of the capsule which took place at the time of the accident, for it is noted as a sub-coracoid dislocation. In this, as in many other cases of injury to the shoulderjoint from acute inflammation, anchylosis, and other changes, I have had an opportunity of observing how wonderfully motion in the shoulder may be acquired by the muscles which move the scapula acting afterwards more powerfully than before the accident, without any change in the relation of the head of the humerus to the glenoid cavity. Of the two cases of dislocation of the hip, one was easily reduced by the manipulation method, whilst under chloroform; the other, which, from the shortening, and eversion of the foot, seemed when first admitted, exactly like a case of fracture of the neck of the thigh-bone turned out to be, on more careful examination, a case of dislocation of the head of the thigh-bone on to the pubes. This was reduced by...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660900X
  • 9781236609007