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1863 Excerpt: ...the femoral artery, where it lodged. Amputation of
the fore and middle fingers, between the first and second
phalanges, was performed four days after. August 16th.--Covering of
stumps of fingers good; motions of ring and little fingers
impaired; perforating wound of thigh healed. The wound where the
ball is lodged still remains open; there is only a small sinus,
through which the ball can be felt, situated close to the inner
side of the femoral vein; attempts were made to dilate the wound by
tents, as it would have been rather hazardous to cut down upon it,
being so very near the femoral artery and vein; the man objected
strongly to have an incision made for its removal, and, as the
wound had closed, he was discharged the service, October loth,
1858, on account of loss of fingers by amputation, under which head
he is included in the return, although noticed in this place for
the wound in the thigh. With Contusion And Partial Fracture Of Long
Bones, And Of The Bones Of The Pelvis, In Their Relation To The
Lower Extremities. 50 were admitted, of whom 29 were sent to duty,
6 to modified duty, and 15 invaUded. 5 were partial fractures of
the ilium, 3 in the thigh, 14 in the tibia, and 5 in the fibula; 13
were caused by ball, 3 by grape, 1 by round shot, and I by shell.
Of the 5 cases of fracture of the ilium, several were very severe;
in 2 the balls were supposed still to remain impacted in the ilium,
but causing no inconvenience; in 1 a portion of bone, two inches in
diameter, came away by necrosis; of the 3 cases of wounds in the
thigh, in 2 of them there was only slight injury to the femur; in
the third case the ball entered in the popliteal space, and
anchylosis of the knee-joint resulted; of the 14 wounded in the
leg, there was 1 where the ball fractured t...
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