The points which I desire especially to enforce by the following case are:
—That there are cases of hip joint disease which, though utterly desperate so far as all the ordinary procedures are concerned, may still be rescued and restored to health by the extreme measure of amputation at the hip joint.
—That the operation of resection, if performed at all, should be performed at a much earlier stage of the disease than has hitherto been customary.
—That with proper precautions, the operation of amputation at the hip joint for disease is a safe and satisfactory procedure.
—C. S. B.. æt. 17, from Muncie, Ind., came to my public clinic at the University of Michigan January 5 of the present year, and in response to inquiries made the following statement:Eight years ago, he fell on the ice and sustained a contusion of the left hip.
MACLEAN D. AMPUTATION AT THE HIP JOINT FOR MORBUS COXÆ; WITH A CASE AND A SPECIMEN. JAMA. 1886;VII(8):206–207. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250080066003
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