The subject of the displacement of bones from their articulations constitutes one of the most interesting and important in traumatic surgery, though of late years, since regional and visceral surgery has so engrossed our attention, we find that in current medical literature but comparatively little attention has been bestowed on it.
It can not be said that the treatment of shoulder luxations has shared in the advance so notable in other directions, through the discovery of anesthetics and antiseptics; nor that we always have a proper understanding of all the anatomic factors involved in the various phases and types of dislocations, their pathologic changes or clinical features. Holmes has noted our indefinite knowledge of the pathology of shoulder luxations, and observes the wide diversity of views between the English and French surgeons. Pott declared that "no part of surgery is thought so easily understood as that which relates to fractures
MANLEY TH. SHOULDER-HUMERO-SCAPULA ARTICULATION. SOME OF THE COMPLICATIONS AND SEQUELAE ATTENDING OR FOLLOWING REDUCIBLE OR IRREDUCIBLE DISLOCATIONS, WITH A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE VARIOUS MODERN OPERATIVE MEASURES NOW EMPLOYED FOR THEIR TREATMENT. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(12):733–734. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610120029001k
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