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October 17, 1908

NAILING THE LOWER EPIPHYSIS OF THE RADIUS.REPORT OF A CASE.

Author Affiliations

Clinical Professor in Surgery, New York University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College; Surgeon, to Harlem Hospital. NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1908;LI(16):1329-1330. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410160039002e

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Abstract

The case here reported was diagnosticated before the skiagram was submitted, as it presented no great problem. The one point which ultimately resulted in a favorable outcome, however, was brought out by a study of the skiagram and the measure for relief decided on.

History.  —C. N., aged 15, was admitted to Harlem Hospital. July 6, 1908, with a history of having fallen from a rapidly moving trolley car. In an effort to save himself he held the right hand forward and the force of the fall was received on the palm. The ambulance surgeon who saw the boy soon after the injury diagnosticated a fracture of the lower end of the radius with lateral displacement. The boy had also sustained a small scalp wound and some minor contusions. The latter were of little import, however, and after an unsuccessful attempt at reduction of the deformity at the forearm the

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