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February 25, 1888


JAMA. 1888;X(8):248-249. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400340028008

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A NEW BRACE FOR BOW-LEGS.  BY CHARLES F. STILLMAN, M.D.CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF ORTHOPœDIC SURGERY IN THE WOMAN'S MEDICAL COLLEGE OF THE N. Y. INFIRMARY; ORTHOPœDIC SURGEON TO THE N. Y. INFANT ASYLUM.Bow-legs is a deformity so frequently met with in practice, that an extended description of the condition is not necessary to enable the practitioner to understand the action of the brace here introduced, and which has been devised by the writer.This brace differs very materially from the heavy double frame usually supplied by the instrument-makers (see Fig. A), which supports the limb without exercising much curative force upon the deformity itself.As will be seen by reference to Fig. 1, it is constructed upon a new principle, viz., that of combining constant spring-pressure with the support, so that a constant force will be brought to bear upon the bowed limbs at their greatest convexities, this force

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