A CASE OF CARCINOMA OF THE BREAST IN A MALE

H.V. Welch
1914 The Lancet  
1319 done. The answer is, through a median arthrotomy, splitting the patella longitudinally, the knee being flexed to expose the structures at the back of the joint. There is no need to wire the patella after this operation; the split rectus femoris and ligamentum patellae are sutured. And what is the time to operate ? As soon as the post-traumatic bleeding has ceased and before any post-traumatic inflammation has begun-that is to say, if circumstances allow, operate a few hours after the
more » ... urs after the injury. Professor Murphy, of Chicago, likes to wait a few days after the injury. During this period he injects some formalin solution into the joint which " coffer-dams " the subsynovial lymphatics and so prevents any infection spreading from the joint.
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