A year and a half has elapsed since this tendoplastic amputation through the femur at the knee was introduced in The Journal.1 A sufficient number of additional cases are available to warrant a resurvey of the factors presented in the initial paper. Experience at the University of California Surgical Division of the San Francisco Hospital and that of co-workers and surgeons elsewhere have suggested some slight changes in technic. With data on operative indications, matters of technic and points of criticism, this paper brings the status of this amputation through the femur up to date.
In the Surgical Section of the Exhibit Hall there was an exhibit of surgically planned dissections, mounted for permanent preservation by a method devised by two associates, Dr. J. M. Saunders and Dr. A. H. Rice of the University of California Medical School and executed by our technical assistant, Mr. Rudolph Skarda. This paper
CALLANDER CL. TENDOPLASTIC AMPUTATION THROUGH THE FEMUR AT THE KNEEFURTHER STUDIES. JAMA. 1938;110(2):113–118. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790020027008