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July 1947

PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY FOR 1945 A Review Prepared by an Editorial Board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsXX. CONDITIONS INVOLVING THE SPINE AND THORAX, EXCLUSIVE OF THOSE IN THE LOWER PART OF THE BACK

Arch Surg. 1947;55(1):76-87. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1947.01230080079007
Abstract

Roentgenography.  —Rush723 describes and illustrates a device for spinal fixation and stabilization for roentgenograms of the spine in the standing position. The author feels that this device is helpful, especially when many patients are to be examined and with changing technical personnel.In pointing out the advantages of this device, he states that fixation and stabilization are assured, that a multiplicity of positions may be obtained by simple maneuvers, that accurate posteroanterior, anteroposterior, lateral and angle positions are assured and can be reproduced at will, and that it provides an accurate means of measuring length of the legs. [Ed. Note: This device would probably be of value in studying certain spinal lesions when it is desirable to take roentgenograms at intervals with exactly the same position and angle.]Slauson724 presents a method for roentgenography of the lateral lumbar part of the spine. He varied the tube-film distance in

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