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May 18, 1907

A CASE OF VOLKMANN'S PARALYSIS AND CONTRACTURE.

Author Affiliations

NEW HAVEN, CONN.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(20):1675-1676. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220460031004d
Abstract

In view of the recent publication of an article1 on Volkmann's paralysis and contracture, giving a history of the literature of the subject and a tabulation of cases, it was thought that the following case, which, through the kindness of Dr. E. H. Arnold, I am permitted to report, might prove of interest.

Patient.  —A. L., girl, aged 5½, was brought to Dr. Arnold, March 1, 1901, with the left hand and wrist paralyzed and contracted.

History.  —Family history and personal history up to time of accident, five months previous, were negative. On Nov. 10, 1900, patient fractured left humerus just above elbow joint. The fracture was reduced and the arm splinted and bandaged. It was not especially painful, but the hand soon puffed up, assumed a wax-like pallor and the fingers began to contract. The attending physician brought another in consultation and the bandages were loosened, but not removed

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