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November 1943

PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY FOR 1942A REVIEW PREPARED RY AN EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS; VIII. AMPUTATIONS, APPARATUS AND TECHNIC

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GREENVILLE, S. C.

Arch Surg. 1943;47(5):483-515. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1943.01220170066006
Abstract

Amputations.  —Literature pertaining to war surgery continues to be extensive as one would expect, and as was the case last year many articles on amputation have appeared. Nothing has been published this year, however, that has been on as high a technical or literary plane as those contributions mentioned in "Progress in Orthopedic Surgery for 1941." A somewhat similar but much briefer compendium was published as War Memorandum No. 5 by the Medical Research Council of the British War Wounds Committee223 during this last year and deserves mentioning as much for its brevity as for the practical information it contains. Nothing particularly new is emphasized, except possibly that consultation with an associate should be required before amputation is performed. The type of amputation should depend on (a) the time elapsed since the injury, (b) the level of the injury and (c) the general condition of the patient. This article

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