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November 1944

PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY FOR 1943 A REVIEW PREPARED BY AN EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS: XII. CONDITIONS INVOLVING THE FOOT AND ANKLE

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO; MILWAUKEE

Arch Surg. 1944;49(5):348-356. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1944.01230020357007
Abstract

Stevenson434 gives a review of the common disorders of the foot that cause disability in the army. The most important are those due to static changes, but he also brings out some of those due to rare tropical diseases. The importance of vascular changes as well as the occurrence and treatment of dermatomycosis is included. The treatment of common injuries, such as sprains and puncture wounds, is clearly presented.

Dredge435 takes up the common disabilities of the foot that occur in the army and groups them into four classifications: the traumatic, the mechanical static, the occupational, which include vascular disturbances, and the dermatologic, principally trichophytosis. The treatment for the disabilities is classified and does not materially vary from the accepted methods.

Fripp436 brings out the fact that chronic and acute foot strain are not specifically wartime disabilities, but an army marches and a nation works largely on

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