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February 23, 1889

A CASE OF REFLEX VALGUS.Read before the American Orthopedic Association, at Washington, September, 1888.

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SURGEON TO THE ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC OF THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF OHIO, CINCINNATI.

JAMA. 1889;XII(8):253-254. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400850001001

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Abstract

Early in May of the present year I saw a robust lad of ten years, who was brought to me for advice concerning a deformity of his foot. He wore an apparatus which had been applied by an instrument-maker, but there had been no improvement in his condition, the father stated. The foot was in marked valgus as he walked, though there was little if any lameness. The history of the case was that some months before he had sprained the ankle, but it was not thought to be of much consequence, and with domestic treatment passed off in a few days. It was some weeks after this injury when it was noticed that, in walking, the foot was thrown in marked eversion. He complained of no pain and was, in fact, unaware of the changed position of his foot until his attention was called to it. He was fond

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