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April 26, 1890

INCOMPLETE INWARD DISLOCATION OF THE RADIUS AND ULNA AT THE ELBOW.Read by Title in the Section of Surgery and Anatomy, at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1889.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(17):601-605. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410170009002

Some writers who have devoted especial attention to the subject of lateral dislocations of the forearm have had an unusually large experience. But there are many able surgeons whose experience appears to be quite limited in this respect. Pitha, for instance, whom Bardeleben quotes as a surgeon of large experience, met with only two cases of inward dislocation. The literature of this country and Great Britian appears to be particularly deficient in any special reports on this form of dislocation. Aside from the descriptions in the text books of the inward dislocation, which in most cases are very meagre, very few reports of cases could be found. The scarcity of reported cases of this kind in American literature may be due to the fact that but few cases have been observed in this country, or the true nature of the dislocation was not recognized, or there may be some who