Growing Children and Awkward Walking by Thomas William NunnGrowing Children and Awkward Walking by Thomas William Nunn

Growing Children and Awkward Walking

byThomas William Nunn

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: liable to some deflection from the line best suited to transmit the weight of the body to the foot. The state called knock-knee requires particular notice. A minor degree of this deformity may arise from the hip joint, the obliquity of the thigh tending to push the lower end of the thigh bone inwardly, and thus to put not only the ligaments of the knee, but the muscles, at a disadvantage. But in the more marked degree the bones of the knee are at fault, both the lower end of the thigh bone and upper end of the larger of the leg bones (the smaller bone of the leg does not share in the joint) participating. Sir George M. Humphry brought the subject of knock-knee, and some other deformities of the knee joint, before the profession in 1889, and he showed how uneven growth of the bones at the bone-productive layer of cartilage (see page 11) gave rise to the departure from natural form; this special communication followed several others published by Sir G-. M. Humphry, at various antecedent dates, having reference to the cardinal importance of the bone-producing stratum of cartilage, that stratum between the shaft of the bone and the moulded end immediately forming the joint.' It is probable that children of quite early years, by some apparently trifling accident or strain, have injury done to this very important stratum of bone-producing cartilage. Children in tumbling about run the risk of such injury nurses, in snatching at the falling or stumbling child by the arm, often thus cause mischief in the elbow joint. Mr. Albert Eeeves has given a full account of this disordered growth ("Bodily Deformities," 1885), and he confirms the statement that the 1 Professor Chareot first detected the relation of certain changes in the nervons system to...
Title:Growing Children and Awkward WalkingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217315119

ISBN - 13:9780217315111