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The operation of quadricepsplasty as described by T. C. Thompson, if followed by satisfactory after-treatment, can be expected to lead to a substantial gain of knee motion in patients who have fibrous ankylosis of the knee.
A preliminary report evaluating the role of the distal fibula as the lateral supporting structure of the ankle is presented. The study involved loading the knee of an above the knee amputation specimen and recording the resultant strains on the distal fibula. This was done with the ankle of the specimen in neutral, dorsiflexion, and eversion. Results show… (More)
Eight patients had posterior cervical spine fusion utilizing the principle of tension band fixation. Six patients with associated neurologic symptoms improved postoperatively. Solid fusion was achieved and a functional range of motion of the cervical spine was maintained in all of the living patients.
Two case reports illustrate why it is necessary to rule out substances such as lead-based paints or ointments containing metals that may be superficially on the patient's skin at the site of a possible foreign body.