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PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY FOR 1943 A REVIEW PREPARED BY AN EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS: XVI. CONDITIONS INVOLVING THE LOWER PART OF THE BACK

PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY FOR 1943 A REVIEW PREPARED BY AN EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE AMERICAN... Abstract A review of the papers published during 1943 on pain in the lower portion of the back and sciatica shows the continued interest of American writers in posterior herniation of intervertebral disks. Most writers present a review of previous papers, modifications in operative technic and follow-up statistics. The use of contrast mediums for myelography finds fewer advocates. Deery535 discusses herniation of the nucleus pulposus as a complication of preexisting instability of the lower part of the back. He divides patients with sciatic pain into three general groups: (1) those with sciatic pain only, (2) those with sciatic pain and minimal pain low in the back and (3) those with a history of disability in the lower portion of the back preceding the development of sciatica. He describes the typical history, signs and symptoms and outlines diagnostic measures. Lumbar puncture was carried out for all patients treated by the author, References 1. Deery, E. M.: Herniation of the Nucleus Pulposus as a Complication of Preexisting Low Back Pain , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 77:79-86 ( (July) ) 1943. 2. Hyndman, O. R.; Steindler, A., and Wolkin, J.: Herniated Intervertebral Disk: A Study of the Iodized Oil Column, the Procaine Test in Differential Diagnosis from Reflected Sciatic Pain , J. A. M. A. 121:390-401 ( (Feb. 6) ) 1943. 3. Ver Brugghen, A. H.: Herniated Nucleus Pulposus: A Report of Seventy-Five Cases Examined and Operated on by One Observer , Dis. Nerv. System 4:165-177 ( (June) ) 1943. 4. McEachern, D., and Cone, W. V.: Clinical Points on Ruptured Intervertebral Discs: Low Back Pain and Sciatica , Canad. M. A. J. 49:33-35 ( (July) ) 1943. 5. Haynes, W. G.: Problem of Herniated Nucleus Pulposus in the Military Service , War Med. 3:585-595 ( (June) ) 1943. 6. Echols, D. H.: Surgical Treatment of Sciatica Due to Rupture of an Intervertebral Disk , S. Clin. North America 23:1335-1353 ( (Oct.) ) 1943. 7. Young, R., and Brailsford, J. F., in Discussion on Painful Back in Soldiers and in Industrial Workers , Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 36:211-218 ( (March) ) 1943. 8. Hare, H. F., and Langs, L. W.: Low Back Pain and Sciatica with Special Reference to Roentgen Interpretation , U. S. Nav. M. Bull. 41:1263-1272 ( (Sept.) ) 1943. 9. Breck, L. W., and Basom, W. C.: The Flexion Treatment for Low-Back Pain: Indications, Outline of Conservative Management, and a New Spine-Fusion Procedure , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 25:58-64 ( (Jan.) ) 1943. 10. Stewart, V. A. F., and Owen, A.: A Case of Arthritis of the Lumbar Part of the Spine Following Lumbar Puncture , M. J. Australia 2:295-296 ( (Oct. 9) ) 1943. 11. Fisher, E. D.: Report of a Case of Ruptured Intervertebral Disc Following Chiropractic Manipulation , Kentucky M. J. 41:14 ( (Jan.) ) 1943. 12. Hiss, J. M.: Backaches and Feet , Hahneman. Monthly 78:385-391 ( (Sept.) ) 1943. 13. Hershey, C. D.: The Sacro-Iliac Joint and Pain of Sciatic Radiation , J. A. M. A. 122:983-986 ( (Aug. 7) ) 1943. 14. Pitkin, H. C.: Internal Brace for the Low Part of the Back , Arch. Surg. 46:755-758 ( (May) ) 1943. 15. Thiltgen, W. S.: Sacral Epidural Injection of Normal Saline in the Treatment of Sciatica, Certain Cases of Low Back and Pelvic Pain (with Case Reports) , M. Rec. & Ann. 37:688-689 ( (Nov.) ) 1943. 16. Vinke, T. H., and White, E. H.: Congenital Narrowing of the Lumbosacral Space , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 76:551-555 ( (May) ) 1943. 17. Hoge, R. H.: Low Backache from the Viewpoint of the Gynecologist , Virginia M. Monthly 70: 598-601 ( (Dec.) ) 1943. 18. McBride, E. D.: Nonskeletal Low Back Injuries , M. Rec. & Ann. 36:238-241 ( (Feb.) ) 1942. 19. Steindler, A.: Las lumbalgias; su diagnóstico , Día méd. 14:900-904 ( (Sept. 7) ) 1942. 20. Herzmark, M. H.: Herniation of Cauda Equina Following Laminectomy of Sacrum , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 25:197-201 ( (Jan.) ) 1943. 21. Wilensky, T.: Levator Ani, Coccygeus and Pyriformis Muscles: Agents in Causation of Coccygodynia, Superior Gluteal Pain and Sciatic Syndrome , Am. J. Surg. 59:44-49 ( (Jan.) ) 1943.Crossref 22. Toumey, J. W.: Metastatic Malignancy of the Spine , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 25:292-305 ( (April) ) 1943. 23. Schumacher, F. L.: Evaluation of Disability in Low Back Injuries , Radiology 41:18-22 ( (July) ) 1943. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY FOR 1943 A REVIEW PREPARED BY AN EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS: XVI. CONDITIONS INVOLVING THE LOWER PART OF THE BACK

Archives of Surgery , Volume 49 (6) – Dec 1, 1944

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Abstract A review of the papers published during 1943 on pain in the lower portion of the back and sciatica shows the continued interest of American writers in posterior herniation of intervertebral disks. Most writers present a review of previous papers, modifications in operative technic and follow-up statistics. The use of contrast mediums for myelography finds fewer advocates. Deery535 discusses herniation of the nucleus pulposus as a complication of preexisting instability of the lower part of the back. He divides patients with sciatic pain into three general groups: (1) those with sciatic pain only, (2) those with sciatic pain and minimal pain low in the back and (3) those with a history of disability in the lower portion of the back preceding the development of sciatica. He describes the typical history, signs and symptoms and outlines diagnostic measures. Lumbar puncture was carried out for all patients treated by the author, References 1. Deery, E. M.: Herniation of the Nucleus Pulposus as a Complication of Preexisting Low Back Pain , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 77:79-86 ( (July) ) 1943. 2. Hyndman, O. R.; Steindler, A., and Wolkin, J.: Herniated Intervertebral Disk: A Study of the Iodized Oil Column, the Procaine Test in Differential Diagnosis from Reflected Sciatic Pain , J. A. M. A. 121:390-401 ( (Feb. 6) ) 1943. 3. Ver Brugghen, A. H.: Herniated Nucleus Pulposus: A Report of Seventy-Five Cases Examined and Operated on by One Observer , Dis. Nerv. System 4:165-177 ( (June) ) 1943. 4. McEachern, D., and Cone, W. V.: Clinical Points on Ruptured Intervertebral Discs: Low Back Pain and Sciatica , Canad. M. A. J. 49:33-35 ( (July) ) 1943. 5. Haynes, W. G.: Problem of Herniated Nucleus Pulposus in the Military Service , War Med. 3:585-595 ( (June) ) 1943. 6. Echols, D. H.: Surgical Treatment of Sciatica Due to Rupture of an Intervertebral Disk , S. Clin. North America 23:1335-1353 ( (Oct.) ) 1943. 7. Young, R., and Brailsford, J. F., in Discussion on Painful Back in Soldiers and in Industrial Workers , Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 36:211-218 ( (March) ) 1943. 8. Hare, H. F., and Langs, L. W.: Low Back Pain and Sciatica with Special Reference to Roentgen Interpretation , U. S. Nav. M. Bull. 41:1263-1272 ( (Sept.) ) 1943. 9. Breck, L. W., and Basom, W. C.: The Flexion Treatment for Low-Back Pain: Indications, Outline of Conservative Management, and a New Spine-Fusion Procedure , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 25:58-64 ( (Jan.) ) 1943. 10. Stewart, V. A. F., and Owen, A.: A Case of Arthritis of the Lumbar Part of the Spine Following Lumbar Puncture , M. J. Australia 2:295-296 ( (Oct. 9) ) 1943. 11. Fisher, E. D.: Report of a Case of Ruptured Intervertebral Disc Following Chiropractic Manipulation , Kentucky M. J. 41:14 ( (Jan.) ) 1943. 12. Hiss, J. M.: Backaches and Feet , Hahneman. Monthly 78:385-391 ( (Sept.) ) 1943. 13. Hershey, C. D.: The Sacro-Iliac Joint and Pain of Sciatic Radiation , J. A. M. A. 122:983-986 ( (Aug. 7) ) 1943. 14. Pitkin, H. C.: Internal Brace for the Low Part of the Back , Arch. Surg. 46:755-758 ( (May) ) 1943. 15. Thiltgen, W. S.: Sacral Epidural Injection of Normal Saline in the Treatment of Sciatica, Certain Cases of Low Back and Pelvic Pain (with Case Reports) , M. Rec. & Ann. 37:688-689 ( (Nov.) ) 1943. 16. Vinke, T. H., and White, E. H.: Congenital Narrowing of the Lumbosacral Space , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 76:551-555 ( (May) ) 1943. 17. Hoge, R. H.: Low Backache from the Viewpoint of the Gynecologist , Virginia M. Monthly 70: 598-601 ( (Dec.) ) 1943. 18. McBride, E. D.: Nonskeletal Low Back Injuries , M. Rec. & Ann. 36:238-241 ( (Feb.) ) 1942. 19. Steindler, A.: Las lumbalgias; su diagnóstico , Día méd. 14:900-904 ( (Sept. 7) ) 1942. 20. Herzmark, M. H.: Herniation of Cauda Equina Following Laminectomy of Sacrum , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 25:197-201 ( (Jan.) ) 1943. 21. Wilensky, T.: Levator Ani, Coccygeus and Pyriformis Muscles: Agents in Causation of Coccygodynia, Superior Gluteal Pain and Sciatic Syndrome , Am. J. Surg. 59:44-49 ( (Jan.) ) 1943.Crossref 22. Toumey, J. W.: Metastatic Malignancy of the Spine , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 25:292-305 ( (April) ) 1943. 23. Schumacher, F. L.: Evaluation of Disability in Low Back Injuries , Radiology 41:18-22 ( (July) ) 1943.

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1944

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