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May 23, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(21):581. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390960021008

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Mr. Thomas Annandale describes, in the British Medical Journal, of April 18, an operation which he has recently performed for the reduction of a dislocated semilunar cartilage. Making an incision along the upper and inner border of the tibia, parallel with the anterior margin of the internal semilunar cartilage, and having secured the few bleeding vessels, he opened the joint. " It was then seen that this semilunar cartilage was completely separated from its anterior attachments, and was displaced backwards about half an inch. The anterior edge of the cartilage was then seized by a pair of artery catch forceps, and it was drawn forward into its natural position, and held there until three stitches of chromic catgut were passed through it and the fascia and periosteum covering the margin of the tibia. The forceps were then withdrawn, the cartilage remaining securely stitched in position." The wound was then closed with

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