CHEILITIS EXFOLIATIVA

M. L. RAVITCH
1908 Journal of the American Medical Association  
The one part of the paper which I am inclined to discuss is that relating to tendon transplantation for the correction of deformities incident to the paralysis. So far as the technic of the operation is concerned, I prefer the Langer method, which substitutes for the tendon of the paralyzed muscle, which is a paralyzed tendon, a silk tendon, which is quite as good as a normal tendon, if it is large enough and properly fastened to muscle and bone. The same is true of silk ligaments. In dealing
more » ... ments. In dealing with the matter of paralyzed muscles we have in the first place to remember that no one muscle can do the work of two or three muscles, and if we attempt to make it do so we overload it. Moreover, if we move the attachment of
doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410200032001f fatcat:2nxn65tg2jex5mqw37mbqy7ste