L W Plewes

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  • L W Plewes
  • The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British…
  • 1956
Sudeck’s atrophy, or post-traumatic osteodystrophy, is considered by most surgeons in Great Britain to be a relatively rare condition, although in Europe and North America it is claimed by some to be the most common cause of prolonged disability after injury (Jordan 1940, Gurd 1938, Scheibe and Karitzky 1954, Herrmann, Reineke and Caldwell 1942). Only one(More)
This paper deals with simple or traumatic tenosynovitis as distinct from pyogenic or granulomatous affections of the tendon sheaths. Literature on the subject in this country is scanty, and lacking in a clear understanding of the underlying pathology, for although in the pyogenic group a true infection of the tendon sheath is present, this is not always so(More)
Three British surgeons on a visit to Russia were impressed with the Russian technique known as "compression distraction" used mainly in the treatment of infected pseudarthrosis of the tibia. Multiple thick Kirschner wires drilled through the tibia at a distance from the lesion were fixed in stirrups attached to steel rods and turnbuckles. By adjustment of(More)