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January 27, 1917

ASTRAGALECTOMY (WHITMAN OPERATION) IN INFANTILE PARALYSISd

Author Affiliations

Surgeon-in-Chief, Orthopedic Department, carney Hospital BDD

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(4):239-244. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270010239002
Abstract

It is not object to discuss more than in a general way the various operative procedures in the paralyzed foot, but rather to emphasize the value of an operation which has stood the test of time; and unlike tendon transplantation, silk ligaments, etcetc.,n found practical, efficienefficient and permanent in instability so frequently seen in the paralyzed foot. It seems to the writer that except for one or two possible conditions in the paralyzed foot, transplantation should be discarded in favor of a procedure giving permanent results in the hands of the surgeon. As one compares the results in a series of cases some yeacases some years after operadit seems quite remarkable that transplantation of tendons andstand the use of silk ligaments still persist.

Infantile paralysis most frequently leaves its mark in the muscles of the foot where varying degrees of paralysis persist from a mild weakness of one group or a paralysis

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