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Some experiences during the past few years has suggested the subject of this paper, and I have in consequence examined a considerable range of medical literature for the purpose of obtaining data upon which to base certain propositions. The result is somewhat disappointing for the reason that writers, even those standing highest as authorities, have written but little in reference to the remote consequences of bone injury, especially in relation to such cases as may become the subject of controversy. Exception must be made of the writings of those who before the discovery of the special cause of tuberculosis regarded certain classes of joint disease and certain cases of osteomyelitis as the resultof injury more or less remote, recognized or assumed
The effects of injuries upon the future condition of bone tissue are so varying in their nature that it would be quite impossible to predicate the future possibilities in
FAIRCHILD DS. REMOTE EFFECTS OF BONE TRAUMA.. JAMA. 1897;XXIX(2):74-78. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440280026001h