Lectures on Causes, Pathology, and Treatment of Joint Diseases; Delivered at the McGill University Medical College, Montreal, Canada

Lectures on Causes, Pathology, and Treatment of Joint Diseases; Delivered at the McGill University Medical College, Montreal, Canada

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...of the periarticular structures, indicates synovitis. During the anaesthesia, we can but ascertain whether the malposition is produced by interarticular adhesion or muscular contractions, or both, and, moreover, whether the contracted muscles still retain their expansibility, or have more or less lost it. If there are sinuses about the joint we must try to discover their course and termination, though they may be very circuitous. I have found pewter and elastic probes more available for this purpose than silver ones; and large probes better than the finer ones. In this way, gentlemen, we shall arrive at a clear understanding of our case, and establish a reliable diagnosis as a basis of therapeutic action. The First Stage is the disease but virtually. The affected structures are but in a state of congestion and hyperaemia with incident tenderness, there are no substantial changes as yet, and by at once taking prompt measures, we may succeed in obviating future mischief. The earlier this is done the surer we may count on success. Nay more, I should consider myself justified in treating every injury to the joint as a virtual affection of the same. A few weeks' restraint is nothing in comparison with those terrible maladies that may eventuate from apparently insignificant causes. But with all the precautions imaginable, and with the most appropriate and prompt treatment, we are not always able to prevent the consequences, more particularly if they refer to injuries of the periosteum and the bony structure. The very first therapeutic axiom in the treatment of joint diseases is rest, absolute and unconditional, and the next, proper position of the affected articulation. The eflicacy of these two is greater and more reliable than the entire...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236744373
  • 9781236744371