Lectures on Orthopaedic Surgery; Delivered at the Brooklyn Medical and Surgical Institute

Lectures on Orthopaedic Surgery; Delivered at the Brooklyn Medical and Surgical Institute (Paperback)

By Louis Bauer 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1458831027
EAN: 9781458831026
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 198
Publish Date: 2010-10-14
Binding: Paperback
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: In other cases of paraplegia, the commencement of talipes equi- nus initiated a partial return of sensation and motor power, as it likewise happened in the case of fracture of the spine. In regard to the prognosis of talipes equinus, we have to consider the deformity per se, and the nature of its cause. The former is comparatively trifling unless the tarsal bones are so much malformed as to prevent or aggravate their readjustment, which, however, is not so often the case. As a general thing, you have to deal only with the contracted muscles, and division is the sovereign remedy, But if the case has existed from infancy, the bones have in form accommodated themselves to their abnormal position, the tibio-tarsal articulation is crippled, then the prognosis is rendered doubtful, and the case may be even irremediable. In order to accomplish a cure, both malposition and malformation of the tarsal bones have to be corrected, which, at best, is a slow process, and, as already stated, may not be accomplishable at all. The second point that enters upon. our prognostic consideration is, the proximate cause of the trouble. We may have succeeded in removing the deformity by appropriate measures, and in keeping the foot by mechanical appliances in proper position. This is but palliative relief, and is not a cure. In order to achieve success, you have to reestablish proper innervation of the afflicted extremity, promote its nutrition and development, and give tone to the muscles. Such a result we are mostly debarred from accomplishing, however assiduously and perseveringly we may advance with our auxiliaries, and therefore we should be guarded in our prognosis, and promise no more than we are capable of realizing. In children, however, the prognosis of talipes equinus is more ...
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Title: Lectures on Orthopaedic Surgery; Delivered at the Brooklyn Medical and Surgical Institute
Publisher: General Books
Author: Louis Bauer
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1458831027
EAN: 9781458831026
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 198
Publish Date: 2010-10-14
Binding: Paperback

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