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September 1944

PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY FOR 1943 A REVIEW PREPARED BY AN EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONSIV. NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS EXCLUSIVE OF POLIOMYELITIS

Arch Surg. 1944;49(3):194-198. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1944.01230020200006
Abstract

Injuries to Nerves.  —In this series of disorders are included injuries in or about the shoulder girdle due to a variety of causes. Hauser and Martin106 present 2 additional cases of winged scapula occurring in the armed forces; in 1 case the condition resulted from repeated lifting of heavy objects and in the other from an automobile accident. In both there was isolated paralysis of the serratus anterior muscle.Burnard and Fox107 present 9 cases of multiple neuritis of the shoulder girdle resulting from various causes which occurred in the second New Zealand Expeditionary Force.Clausen108 reviews the literature and reports 9 cases of postoperative or anesthetic paralysis of the brachial plexus.Ramirez109 reports several cases of brachial paralysis following the administration of serum.Saksena110 reports paralysis of the serratus anterior muscle following glandular fever.

Ed. Note.  —This series of papers is especially interesting because

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