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The book is based on the work performed at the National Center for Surgical Repair and Rehabilitation at Surenes (near Paris) from November 1944 to April 1949. It reflects the best opinion, procedure and technic of the French school of orthopedic and reparative surgery.
The author, who is a leading surgeon in France and one of the leading men of Europe, has had extensive military and civilian experience. His basic training was excellent. He is a surgeon first, last and always. He is a "sharp-dissection" surgeon. He is fearless, painstaking and tireless. Personal observation of him in action, performing every type of procedure described and illustrated in this book, vouches for his qualifications, industry, initiative and veracity.
He discusses lumbosacral arthrodesis in the treatment of lumbar sciaticas. He reports on 78 patients with sciatica and on others with spondylolisthesis, disk lesions and lumbago. Among the subjects discussed are spinal fusion,
Chirurgie réparatrice. JAMA. 1950;142(11):858. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910290086044
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