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[Reported by E. E. Wible, M.D., a member of the Graduating Class.
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November 29, 1890.
FRACTURE OF THE NECK OF THE FEMUR.
This man fell from the top of a caboose in a railroad collision some time ago, and sustained an injury in the vicinity of the hip-joint. When he came in the hospital, we found the right leg rotated outwards, shorter than the other, and the foot everted. The latter symptom would point to a fracture of the femur; the shaft may be fractured, but that was excluded by not finding a false point of motion, hence we came to the conclusion that it was a fracture of the neck. Another symptom of fracture of the neck we find, is that the trochanter describes a smaller arc when rotated; for the reason that its centre of motion is the seat of fracture, while in the normal
MURDOCH JB. REPORT OF THE SURGICAL CLINICS.Held at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital, before the Students of the Western Pennsylvania Medical College. JAMA. 1892;XVIII(13):385–389. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411170011001c
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