JOHN P. STUMP, M.D.
Orthopedic surgery provides many excellent reconstructive operations for overcoming the crippling deformities of arthritis.1, 2, 3, 4 Whenever the writer has had to treat a patient by an arthrodesis or the reconstruction of a joint, the need has been apparent for an effort on the part of the medical profession5, 6 to prevent the deformities requiring such procedures. Thereby, patients whose vitality is already depleted by the ravages of a chronic systemic disease would be saved from submitting to major operations. The need for a concerted effort to preserve normal joint structure and function becomes more evident in view of
STUMP JP. THE PREVENTION OF ARTHRITIC DEFORMITIES BY EARLY ORTHOPEDIC MANAGEMENT(THE PREVENTION OF ARTHRITIC DEFORMITIES BY EARLY ORTHOPEDIC MANAGEMENT*). Ann Intern Med. 1940;14:87–99. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-1-87
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