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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 SURGEONSVI. CONDITIONS INVOLVING THE SHOULDER, NECK AND JAW

Arch Surg. 1944;49(3):209-212. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1944.01230020215008
Abstract

Pathologic Conditions of the Shoulder.  —In 1943 there were a number of papers which increased knowledge of the pathologic features of certain lesions about the shoulder.Wilson204 reviews the pathologic conditions of the tendinous attachments about the shoulder, particularly calcification and degeneration of the tendons. This paper gives a complete bibliography.Wilson and Duff,205 in a later paper, studied the gross and microscopic pathologic features of both shoulders in 90 adult bodies at autopsy and in 35 cadavers in the dissection room. All but 17 of the bodies were over 30 years of age. Complete rupture of the supraspinatus tendon was found in 9 of 34 cadavers. In the entire group, the incidence of complete rupture was 22.2 per cent with an average age of 65 years. They found that the frequency of rupture increased with age. A tear of the innermost fibers which included the joint capsule

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