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May 1933

FIFTIETH REPORT OF PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

BOSTON; CINCINNATI; NEW YORK; LONDON, ENGLAND; Advisory Editor BOSTON

Arch Surg. 1933;26(5):923-932. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1933.01170050193012
Abstract

CONGENITAL DEFORMITIES 

Congenital Malformations of the Hand.  —Kanavel,1 in two excellently illustrated monographs, presented the complex group of congenital malformations of the hand. From a review of the literature and of his own cases he concluded that the cases were usually hereditary, and that they arose from a defect or an injury to the germ plasm. He illustrated the common types and discussed their treatment in detail. Any one attempting plastic surgical procedures in these cases should be thoroughly conversant with Kanavel's technic.

Congenital Dislocation of the Hip.  —Dickson2 divided congenital dislocations of the hip into three groups according to the age in which they occur: (1) those occurring in patients less than 4 years of age, (2) those occurring in patients between 4 and 9 years and (3) those occurring in patients over 9 years. He expressed the belief that in the majority of cases in patients

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