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Opération de Hahn-Huntington. Opération destinée à remédier à une pseudoarthrose du tibia avec perte de substance étendue. C'est l'implantation, dans le segment p[riph[rique du tibia, du fragment central du péroné accompagné de la membrane interosseuse, d'une partie des fibres du jambier postérieur et de l'artère nourricière du pérone.

The first case on record was described by Hahn in 1852, A woman of sixty-one years of age fell, striking on the hand and extended forearm. There was extensive swelling of the elbow joint, pain on motion, but no change in the normal landmarks of the elbow. Because of the unusual clinical features the case was followed, and four years later the specimen was obtained at autopsy. Dissection showed a fracture of the capitellum, anterior displacement, and bony union with the humerous.


N. F. Hahn:
•   Fall von einer besonderen Varietat der Frakturen des Ellenbogens.
    Zeitschrift fur Wundarzte und Geburtshelfer 1853; 6: 185-189.

N. F. Hahn:
•   Ungeheure seltne frakturformen.
    Zeitschrift für Wundärzte und Geburtshelfer, Stuttgart, 1853, 4.

D. Steinthal:
•   Die isolirte Fraktur der Eminentia Capitata im Ellenbogengelenk.
    Centralblatt für Chirurgie, Leipzig, 1898, 25: 17-20. 

T. W. Huntington:
•   Case of bone transference. Use of a segment of fibula
    to supply a defect in the tibia.
    Annals of Surgery, Philadelphia, February, 1905, 41: 249-251..

N. F. Hahn:
Ungeheure seltne frakturformen. Zeitschrift für Wundärzte und Geburtshelfer, Stuttgart, 1853, 4.

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