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January 1922

CLASSIFICATION AND MECHANISM OF FRACTURES OF THE LEG BONES INVOLVING THE ANKLE: BASED ON A STUDY OF THREE HUNDRED CASES FROM THE EPISCOPAL HOSPITAL

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PHILADELPHIA

Arch Surg. 1922;4(1):51-129. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1922.01110100060003
Abstract

ANATOMIC AND SURGICAL STUDY  By Dr. AshhurstPott, Dupuytren, Cooper, Maisonneuve, Tillaux, Hönigschmied, Stimson, Destot, Chaput, Quénu—and shall I not add Scudder, Cotton, Roberts and Speed? What can any one say more, at this late day? And yet the fact remains that there is no entirely satisfactory classification of ankle fractures in existence, and that many points of the mechanism of their production still are in dispute. I say there is no entirely satisfactory classification of these fractures in existence, because that which is the best, being the most scientific and complete, namely that of Quénu, is less a classification than a catalog; and because his strict adherence to an anatomopathologic classification, and his stern rejection of the historical pathogenetic classification, compel him to place side by side lesions in no sense related, except that the fracture lines happen to be similar, and to separate widely other lesions which, though

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