Some Comments upon the Results of Operative Measures for Knee Affections

HERMAN W. MARSHALL, LOUIS A. O. GODDU
1911 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
of stout silk, through from side to side. The threads were tied end to end, were left in, and were pulled back and forward every day to keep up suppuration. This is the seton, now disused, except possibly in veterinary practice. The seton has once been useful in my practice: A man of forty years with chronic hip disease and recurrent abscesses. Treatment in his case was by inserting a broad seton under the fascia lata. This gave him much relief from pains, which recurred whenever the abscesses
more » ... ever the abscesses were closed. Light extension worn at night also enabled him to sleep comfortably. There can be no doubt the seton helped him, and he kept it in for months.
doi:10.1056/nejm191109211651203 fatcat:jwyagu3mwnhphbrp3h3hpakqdy