The Surgical Clinics of North America Volume 2, No. 5

The Surgical Clinics of North America Volume 2, No. 5

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: that of Murphy, twisting the wire in front of the patella. I believe, as he asserts, that this assists in maintaining contact of the fragments, permits of earlier active motion, and makes bony union more certain. He has found the presence of the wire unobjectionable in any way. The results in all these cases treated by simple suture of the soft parts have been uniformly good except in one case, where two months after the operation the patient suffered a second fracture, due to a violent wrench while trying to push a stalled automobile on a wet asphalt pavement. I reopened the knee, which was considerably swollen, about two hours after the accident, and resutured in the same way. The result has been quite satisfactory. An interesting observation made at this last operation is that the bony surfaces exposed were fresh, as if they had been united and violently torn apart. There was no organized tissue covering them, as would have been the case if they had not in the period intervening between the first and second operation been in close contact. An z-Ray taken April 9, 1922 showed bony union. Note.--The patient left the hospital May 18th, with gradually improving function of the knee. I have been unable to find her, but I have every reason to believe she will have practically a normal knee. CLINIC OF DR. IRVIN ABELL St. Joseph's Infirmary, Louisville, Ky. GASTRIC ULCER The patient, a white male, aged twenty-three, gives as his chief complaint "stomach trouble." He is one of 13 children, of whom 5 died in infancy, the remainder being alive and well. His personal history is negative until the inception of the present complaint one year ago. He first noted discomfort in upper abdomen accompanied with sour eructations coming on about one...
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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555058
  • 9781236555052