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April 1947

PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY FOR 1945 A Review Prepared by an Editorial Board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: XII. POLIOMYELITIS: CONVALESCENT TREATMENT AND RELATED SUBJECTS

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Arch Surg. 1947;54(4):476-482. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1947.01230070484010

The following articles concerning the treatment of patients in the convalescent phase of acute anterior poliomyelitis are divided into three groups: I. diagnosis and early treatment; II. methods of relieving spasm, pain and contracture, and III. surveys of epidemics and series of patients.

I. Diagnosis and Early Treatment.  —McIntosh and others364 present the problems of treating poliomyelitis in view of present standards. They point out that accuracy of diagnosis is an important factor in planning a program of treatment. They recommend the adoption of controls if the sampling method of treatment is to be utilized and suggest the alternate case method. Standardization of evaluation of muscles is urged in order that an objective assessment of muscular strength may be obtained early in the course of the disease; to effect such a standardization, the "zero" through "normal" terms and symbols are recommended. There is a need for devising new forms

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