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August 1944

PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY FOR 1943 A REVIEW PREPARED BY AN EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONSII. DISEASES OF GROWING AND OF ADULT BONE

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CHARLESTON, S. C.

Arch Surg. 1944;49(2):128-132. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1944.01230020133008
Abstract

Few of the conditions in this section have any relationship to military combat, but a review of the literature for the year reveals a number of previously unreported cases of diseases of bone in selectees.

Growth of Bone.  —From a study of 84 children, Sontag and Lipford7 conclude that acute disease does not materially affect the appearance of centers of ossification. This is at variance with the work of Francis and Todd.Lurie, Levy and Lurie8 present a method of determining the age of bone which is simpler and more practical than previous methods but which is still somewhat complicated. The method is based on graphs on which is recorded the average time of appearance and fusion of epiphyses. Since this time varies in boys and girls, two graphs are given. Four roentgenograms are then taken for each person—one of the hand, including the wrist, one of the

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