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May 1928

THIRTY-FIFTH REPORT OF PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

BOSTON; HALLE, GERMANY; ANTWERP, BELGIUM

Arch Surg. 1928;16(5):1112-1126. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1928.01140050136010
Abstract

CONGENITAL DEFORMITIES 

Congenital Dislocation of Knee.  —Spiers1 reported four cases of congenital luxation of the knee. Of these, three were cases of double luxation and one of single luxation. In all cases the tibia and fibula were displaced forward, upward, and laterally. Only the patient with the single dislocation was treated by the author. Manipulative reduction was performed under an anesthetic and the deformity corrected, the knee being immobilized in plaster in a position of from 35 to 40 degrees flexion. Satisfactory progress was reported at the end of six weeks, when the patient was last observed.

Congenital Torticollis.  —From a study of thirty-seven patients with wry neck observed at Spitzy's Clinic in Vienna during the last two years, Aberle2 has drawn the following conclusions. Congenital wry neck is to be considered as "vitium primae formationis." It is found in association with other congenital deformities and may be

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