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September 1930

FORTY-SECOND REPORT OF PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

BOSTON; ROCHESTER, MINN.; PROVIDENCE, R. I.; LONDON, ENGLAND; LOUVAIN, BELGIUM; HALLE, GERMANY

Arch Surg. 1930;21(3):539-554. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1930.01150150176008
Abstract

CONGENITAL DEFORMITIES 

Torticollis.  —Howell1 operated on twenty patients by means of a subcutaneous tenotomy of the sternal head of the sternomastoid muscle, with nineteen complete cures. He used a plaster of paris cast for four weeks; this was then bivalved and retained for another four weeks. Treatment by a masseuse completed the cure in from three to six months.[Ed. Note.—The tenotomy of the sternal portion alone seems to us inadequate in many cases. The simplicity of the open operation hardly warrants the risk entailed in a subcutaneous operation.]

Congenital Dislocation of the Hip.  —Fairbank2 chose congenital dislocation of the hip as the subject for the Lady Jones lecture at Liverpool in 1929. The first half of the lecture he devoted to pathologic anatomy, basing his remarks on experience in fifty open operations on the hip joint and on a study of thirty-six specimens, many of which

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