British orthopædic society

1895 Dublin Journal of Medical Science  
the invitation of the several staffs; they were then entertained at dinner by Mr. Robert Jones, after which they adjourned to the Medical Institution, where the ordinary meeting was held. A large number of living cases were exhibited, representing torti-collis, talipes treated by tarsectomy, wrenching, tenotomy, &c., also numerous cases of knee~ hip~ and other joint diseases. Several casts and stereoscopic slides were on view, the latter, shown by Messrs. Robert Jones and Thelwall Thomas, being
more » ... most instructive as showing the advantage of stereoscopic photography ia the demonstration of orthopmdic measures. Mr. ROBERT JONES was voted to the chair. Several candidates were balloted for and elected. Mr. TUBBY (London) read notes of a case of talipes equino-varus, drawing attention to the rotation inwards of the lower end of the tibia and fibula which complicated these cases. He had performed osteotomy of the lower end of the tibia, the limb being afterwards put up in plaster with a satisfactory result. ~Ir. ROBERV JONES agreed with Mr. Tubby that the rotation was due to an alteration in the shape of the tibia and fibula, and he had for years successfully treated it by osteoclasm above the ankle joint, and in this way, by inversion, at once corrected the deformity. A comparison of the position of the patella with the great toe was evidence that the deformity was below the knee. Mr. MURRAr (Liverpool) considered that the fault lay not in the tibia but above the knee.
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