Transactions of the American Orthopedic Association Volume 5

Transactions of the American Orthopedic Association Volume 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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... greater range of motion of the body, and it is not as comfortable to sleep in, and consequently should not be put on until it is safe to allow the patient to sleep without any apparatus whatever. The jacket furnishes not only the best possible fixation, but maintains a greater part of the body quiet, and that with the greatest comfort, and it is not uncomfortable at night. When it seems best to use the crutches a very different form of pelvic belt should be constructed. A piece of heavy leather from two and a half to four inches wide, cut so as to lie flat in the back and then pass around forward and downward to the bottom of the abdomen, with the upper margin of the leather extending at least an inch above the crest of the ilium. This should be thoroughly wetted and a wedge-shaped piece removed from the upper edge over the crest; then it should be accurately moulded and fitted, and the margin of the notch where the wedge-shaped piece was removed closed with stitches. After it has been thoroughly moulded to the form, including the crest of the ilium it should be bound to the patient until it is dry--about six hours. It can then be removed, and it will retain the shape of the body. It should then be reinforced with the usual thin belt of steel, which, by the way, need not pass farther forward than the anterior superior spine. The front of the leather is to be trimmed down on its upper margin to an inch or an inch and a half in width and provided with a lacing of three hooks. To the steel portion of this belt is to be attached the crutches as well as the uprights at the back, previously described, which, by the way, should be made from one to two inches longer, as with the use of crutches the shoulders are carried considerably higher. The more

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