DAVID J. GRAUBARD, M.D.; JOSEPH KOVACS, M.D.; HENRY H. RITTER, M.D.
Destructive arthritis of the hip is one of the most discouraging therapeutic problems. Many of the patients are greatly handicapped or rendered helpless and in most cases therapy thus far has been ineffective. The therapeutic approach to the disease is primarily a medical problem; however, in many cases the prevention of deformity and disability and the relief of pain are surgical procedures. Recently we reported the use of procaine intravenously in the management of arthritis and traumatic conditions.1 This procedure often gives immediate relief of pain, loss of muscle spasm, and in some cases increased mobility. The results obtained
GRAUBARD DJ, KOVACS J, RITTER HH. THE MANAGEMENT OF DESTRUCTIVE ARTHRITIS OF THE HIP BY MEANS OF INTRAVENOUS PROCAINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:1106–1116. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-6-1106
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(6):1106-1116.
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