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September 1922

EIGHTEENTH REPORT OF PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Arch Surg. 1922;5(2):413-447. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1922.01110140201011
Abstract

CONGENITAL CONDITIONS  An interesting malformation of the carpus has been reported by Eaves and Campiche.1 This occurred in a laboring man, aged 20, who was free from all subjective symptoms and showed objectively only a freer amount of motion than normal in the carpus. The roentgenogram of the right hand revealed a total absence of the scaphoid and a poorly developed radial styloid process. In the left hand the scaphoid was only half as large as the normal, and the radial styloid was absent.[Ed. Note.—It is apparently possible to have a functionally adequate wrist with only a small, or, indeed, without any, scaphoid. The case perhaps offers further encouragement for the removal of the whole or the smaller portion of a fractured and ununited scaphoid.]Congenital Synostosis of the Radius and Ulna.—Wakeley2 reports eight cases, with no hereditary history. He considers that the operation offers small

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