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January 4, 1902

A CASE OF RELAXATION OF THE PUBIC JOINTS DURING PREGNANCY.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(1):33-34. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480010033001j
Abstract

Mrs. B., age 39, XII para, four abortions, all deliveries normal. This pregnancy has advanced to the ninth month. Beginning at the sixth month, patient has had difficulty with the limbs and pain about the pelvis. The pains began on the right side over the sacro-iliac joint and have been getting worse there, also extending to the other sacro-iliac joint and to the pubis. Now the pain extends down the right leg, and all motions of the lower trunk and extremities are painful, being referred especially to the pelvic girdle, the pubis and the right side. Difficulty in walking has increased up to the present, locomotion at the present time being laborious and distressing. She can not cross the legs and all movements of the trunk and lower extremities are carried out with difficulty and pain. In sitting down or getting up, she has to use the hands and arms,

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