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April 1935

FIFTY-SIXTH REPORT OF PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

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BOSTON; CINCINNATI; NEW YORK; EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Arch Surg. 1935;30(4):716-730. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1935.01180100162016
Abstract

CONGENITAL DEFORMITIES AND DISTURBANCES OF GROWTH 

Congenital Torticollis.  —Hough1 gave a thorough summary of the possible causes, pathologic changes, symptomatology and treatment of congenital torticollis. Basing his statement on a review of 57 cases he stated that frequently in infants the condition responded to manipulation if treatment was instituted early but that for the older patients surgical intervention, i. e., division of either end of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, was necessary and should be followed by the wearing of some form of apparatus to maintain correction. Facial asymmetry usually disappeared within six months after the operation. Full active and passive correction was obtained in the 57 cases.

Klippel-Feil Syndrome; Congenital Webbed Neck.  —From the clinical examination of 6 patients with the Klippel-Feil syndrome and the postmortem examination of 2 of these, Mitchell2 concluded that the conception that the cervical region of the spine is absent in this condition is

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