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September 13, 1902

FURTHER EXPERIENCES WITH A MODIFICATION IN THE OPERATIVE METHOD FOR INVETERATE RELAPSING AND ALL AGGRAVATED FORMS OF PES EQUINO-VARUS.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(11):604-605. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480370012001c
Abstract

Congenital deformities involving chiefly the mediotarsal joint come so frequently to our notice that they seem to have lost interest. Manipulations, brisement forcé, tenotomies and retentive appliances when carried out with judgment and patience in time tend to recovery in a large number of cases. When these corrected deformities pass from under the observation of the surgeon the results are designated as satisfactory, meaning by that, that the plantar surface rests squarely on the floor and that walking is accomplished, not perfectly, for there is still a slight limp, a slight toeing inwards, possibly a moderate rolling inwards of the entire extremity. The patient and friends are cautioned that relapse is possible and probable if corrective measures are at once abandoned. Your injunction, it is one thing to correct a deformity and an entirely different and more important matter to keep it corrected, is given with emphasis in the hope

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