Investigation of End-Results in Treatment of Lesions of the Joint by Immediate Active Mobilization.—Willems40 made an investigation of the present condition of some of the soldiers wounded during the war whom he had previously treated, with the view of determining the distant end-results of the treatment by immediate active mobilization in cases of injuries of the joint. He was able to examine eighteen patients, thirteen of whom had injuries of the knee joint and five of the elbow. The case histories were presented in detail, together with roentgenograms and photographs. In all of these cases, the result was excellent from the standpoint of function; muscles were well developed, the bony damage was well repaired, and the joint mobility was preserved. Exostoses at the margins of the joints were found in practically all the cases, whether infection was present or not, but they pointed away from the joint line and
WILSON PD, BROWN LT, SMITH-PETERSEN MN, et al. THIRTY-SEVENTH REPORT OF PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY. Arch Surg. 1929;18(2):755–768. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1929.04420030149009
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