There are also other troublesome injuries connected with[p. 207]
for example, the thicker bone (radius?
) is sometime partially displaced
from the other, and the patient can neither perform extension nor
flexion properly. This accident becomes obvious upon examination with
the hand at the bend of the arm near the division of the vein that
runs up the muscle. In such a case it is not easy to reduce the parts
to their natural state, nor is it easy, in the separation of any two
bones united by symphysis, to restore them to their natural state,
for there will necessarily be a swelling at the seat of the diastasis.
The method of bandaging a joint has been already described in treating
of the application of bandages to the ankle.