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June 1931

FORTY-FOURTH REPORT OF PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

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

Arch Surg. 1931;22(6):1047-1056. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1931.01160060175013
Abstract

MISCELLANEOUS 

Injury of the Serratus Magnus Muscle.  —Fitchet45 reported five cases of injury of the serratus magnus muscle. A winged scapula and an ability to invaginate the overlying skin into the subscapular space, together with persistent pain, a drooping shoulder and an inability to elevate the arm above the right angle, were the signs on which the diagnosis had to be made. The prognosis was good with early treatment.

Gaucher's Disease.  —The roentgenologic changes in the bones in Gaucher's disease were described by Kirklin and Hefke.46 In the patient whom they had studied, changes were found in the long bones only. There was a generalized osteoporosis with thinned cortex similar to senile atrophy of the bone. There were also localized areas of destruction in the shafts of the long bones. The authors discussed the disturbance in lipoid metabolism with the liberation of kerasin which was taken up by

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