Exsection of hip-joint; reproduction of bone to nearly the normal length; recovery with perfect motion.

Sayre, Lewis Albert, 1820-1900.

Journal : Photographic review of medicine & surgery ; vol. 1, no. 3.

Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1870-71.

Description : pp. [21]-23, [1] pl. ; ill.: photo.s ; 24 cm.

Photograph : mounted albumens.

Subject : Hip joint — Resection.

Notes :

The photographs showing the result of the operation represent the length very accurately, as well as the ability to flex the limb, and also to bear the entire weight of the body upon it. I think it can very fairly be called the most successful case of reproduction of the hip-joint that has as yet been recorded.

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After making slight modifications, Sayre republished this paper in his monograph, Lectures on orthopedic surgery and diseases of the joints. The photographs were reproduced as woodcuts in that work.

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