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This monograph is based on a careful clinical and experimental study of the internal derangements of the knee joint. Special emphasis is placed on the application of therapeutic measures founded on accurate knowledge of structure, function and disease. The value of manipulation and its place in the treatment, particularly of injuries and adhesions, are well discussed. The section on internal derangements due to damaged or diseased semilunar cartilages takes up a large part of the book and gives a comprehensive yet brief description. There is a short history of the subject of internal derangements and a brief discussion of the surgical anatomy, physiology and mode of production of the derangements of the knee joint. The pathology, symptoms, differential diagnosis and treatment are clearly described. Other varieties of internal derangement are outlined more as a summary of the author's experience and studies rather than in a detailed form. An appendix of
Internal Derangements of the Knee-Joint: Their Pathology and Treatment by Modern Methods.. JAMA. 1933;101(16):1262. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740410064043