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April 15, 1944

A Practice of Orthopædic Surgery

JAMA. 1944;124(16):1161. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850160067035

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Abstract

The author's objective is the instruction of young surgeons and final year students in the basic principles of orthopedic surgery. He has adhered to unadulterated orthodox practice. The section on the knee reflects the opinion of a recognized authority with an extensive training and experience. The McMurray test has been found helpful in the diagnosis of many cases of internal derangements of the knee. Much can be learned from a carefully taken history of the injury. The occurrence of pain and its exact site are of importance, and the joint must be carefully palpated to localize any area of tenderness. The stability of the lateral and crucial ligaments must be tested and the full range of painless movement carefully measured. The whole surface of the joint should be palpated while the patient bends and straightens it through its fullest possible range. Radiographic examination of the joint in at least two

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