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August 31, 1889

Transactions of the American Orthopedic Association.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(9):323. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.04440050035020

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The first volume of this society is a promising one, containing as it does, some twenty-four papers and the discussions which follow each. It will be read with interest by surgeons, and particularly those who devote themselves to this department.

Dr. E. H. Bradford has a valuable communication on the "Treatment of Club-Foot," to which is appended a tabular record of 101 cases, giving results and detailed notes in illustration. A study of these cases is used in the attempt to substantiate the following statements:

1. "That the cases of infantile club-foot can, as a rule, be thoroughly and efficiently treated without tenotomy by mechanical correction, and mechanical retention alone. Tenotomy, however, is an aid even in infantile cases."

2. "That in older cases tenotomy aids the correction, and is not injurious in the permanent result."

3. "That, as a rule, resistant cases of the severest type can be corrected

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