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THE RATIONAL TREATMENT OF BONE TUBERCULOSIS.

PETTER, CHARLES K.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: October 1933
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1. Since tuberculosis is a disease which may involve any part of the body, we must treat the whole individual in the best interests of that individual, no matter in what structure the disease is manifest clinically.

2. Treatment should be governed by the combined abilities of both the orthopaedic surgeon and the specialist in tuberculosis.

3. Proper surgical procedures at the right time, preceded and followed by the more conservative general therapy, afford better and more lasting results than conservative measures alone, or surgery without adequate preoperative observation.

4. Our present therapeutic regime has reduced hospital days from 1115 to 682 and recurrences in the first two years from twenty to two per cent.

(C) 1933 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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