JOHN G. KUHNS, M.D.
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Deformities at the knee are among the most disabling of deformities in chronic arthritis. Five hundred and eighty-six contractures at the knee (313 patients) were found in 1453 patients suffering from chronic arthritis on the Wards of the Robert B. Brigham Hospital. A contracture is defined as a relatively fixed shortening of a group of muscles and their ligaments. After it has been present several years it often leads to irreversible changes in the muscles. Flexion contractures of less than 10° were not included in this study since, as far as could be observed, little disturbance in function resulted from
KUHNS JG. TREATMENT OF ARTHRITIC CONTRACTURES OF THE KNEE: (Abstract). Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:131–135. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-19-1-131
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(1):131-135.
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