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THE USE OF AMNIOTIC-FLUID CONCENTRATE IN ORTHOPAEDIC CONDITIONS.

SHIMBERG, MANDELL
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: January 1938
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1. In sixty-eight cases in which amniotic-fluid concentrate has been employed in the treatment of various pathological conditions of joints, the use of the fluid concentrate has not been attended by a single unfavorable reaction.

2. Its action is probably both biological and mechanical.

3. It speeds up a defense-repair mechanism within the joints.

4. The results obtained have been impressive in intra-articular fractures, and encouraging in selected cases of atrophic arthritis, as well as in persistent joint effusions.

5. It successfully prevents the formation of new adhesions after closed manipulation of joints.

6. It is a valuable prophylactic after arthrotomy of any type.

7. Its use both in soft tissues and in other serous cavities is suggested.

(C) 1938 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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