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May 15, 1886

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1886;VI(20):557-559. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250050081007

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Abstract

Cuneiform Osteotomy for Congenital Talipes Equinus—Compound Comminuted Fracture of the Femur—Cholecystotomy for Abscess of Gall-bladder and Closure of Cystic Duct.

At the last meeting of the New York Surgical Society the proceedings were of unusual interest and variety of scope. Dr. Charles T. Poore presented a patient, the subject of congenital talipes equinus, on whom he had performed cuneiform osteotomy with the most successful results. The operation, which consisted of the removal of a V-shaped piece from the outer aspect of the foot, as advocated by Davy and others, was not performed until after the failure of all attempts to change the position of the anterior portion of the foot, including the use on several occasions of Bradford's instrument for forcibly rectifying this deformity. The patient was observed to walk with but a slight limp, and Dr. Poore stated that he was regaining motion in the ankle-joint, while

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