In my effort to determine the clinical significance of displacements of the uterus, I have culled from 3,763 gynecologic records 480 cases of retroversion and retroflexion, and to this number I have added seventy cases of prolapsus, making a total of 550 displacements, or approximately one displacement in seven gynecologic cases as they have occurred in private practice.
No forward or lateral displacements of the uterus are considered, for the reason either that they are congenital and in themselves are symptom free, or that they are dependent on encroaching lesions which directly lead to the displacement.
In the preparation of this report, I divested myself of all preconceived prejudices and have let these records speak for themselves, without regard for the voluminous literature that has accumulated on the subject.
For the purposes of this analysis, it is assumed that prolapsus is but the end stage of retroversion and as such
FINDLEY P. FREQUENCY AND CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF DISPLACEMENTS OF THE UTERUS. JAMA. 1922;79(10):795-797. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640100015005