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May 2, 1953


JAMA. 1953;152(1):71. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690010077022

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Convention on Orthopedics.  —The annual convention of the Italian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology was held in Genoa under the chairmanship of Prof. Carlo Marino-Zuco, director of the University of Rome Clinic. The only subject of discussion this year was the shoulder, and two reports were presented, one on paralysis of the shoulder and the other on periarthritis of the shoulder.

Paralysis of the Shoulder.  —Drs. Roasenda and Strata, who reported on the first subject, classified paralysis of the shoulder from the etiological point of view, reviewed the symptoms, discussed in detail the therapeutic problem, and pointed out that the choice of treatment should be made only when the diagnosis of paralysis is established beyond doubt. They said that surgical treatment for functional restoration may be deferred for several years after the beginning of symptoms and is not related to the cause of the condition. Therefore, caution is needed to

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