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1900 Excerpt: ...been no pain, the temperature had never been above
99 degrees and the wound healed by primary union. The result was
satisfactory. The 'rad was in good position with motion. A little
gap was felt below the scar but the muscle had probably united.
Subcutaneous tenotomy would have been impossible as it had been
necessary to carry the incision to a point where no one would have
dared to go. In general he preferred the open incision for division
of this muscle. Dr. R. A. Hibbs commended the open incision. In a
recent operation on a girl 5 years old after section of the sternal
portion of the muscle the deformity was only relieved by division
of the clavicular portion through another skin opening. Dr. R.
Whitman practised the open incision in torticollis. Complete
division of all contractions, correction of the secondary
distortion by vigorous manipulation, fixation for a time in the
over-corrected position by a plaster bandage and after treatment by
proper exercises would secure good results without the subsequent
use of apparatus. SPONDYLITIS DEFORMANS. Dr. Whitman presented a
man 46 years old with a spine anchylosed excepting the
occipitoaxoid joints. Fourteen years before, a long and severe
attack of inflammatory rheumatism had affected nearly every joint
excepting those of the back. This and several milder attacks in the
next 9 years had been coincident with gonorrhoea, which had been
absent the past five years, while rheumatism had involved the back
and with a persistent "lumbago" the entire spine had become rigid.
There was pain in the loins and under the shoulder blades,
increased by walking and by jars. The patient was nervous and
irritable and easily startled and felt as if the forehead were
clasped by a tight band. His equilibrium was disturb...
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