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December 12, 1908

ISCHEMIC CONTRACTURE WITH SECONDARY ULNAR NEURITIS, THE RESULT OF BRACHIAL THROMBOSIS.

JAMA. 1908;LI(24):2059-2060. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410240047002b

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Abstract

In view of the fact that numerous papers have recently been written on the subject of ischemic muscular contractures, I thought it of interest to report the following case, because in its course the sequence of the various steps that occur in typical cases of Volkmann's paralysis is presented, without the complicating factor of pressure from bandages, which has been thought by some to be a factor in producing the deformity from contracture, after some cases of fracture near the elbow joint.

For the privilege of reporting this case I am indebted to Dr. Thomas R. Neilson of the Episcopal Hospital of Philadelphia; and, for the notes made at the Orthopedic Hospital, to Dr. Francis W. Sinkler.

The notes here presented are those made at the time in the hospital.

Patient.  —A salesman by occupation, aged 42, was brought to the hospital at 7:30 a. m., June 10, 1905, on

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