oa South African Medical Journal - Lumbar intervertebral disc herniation : a method of conservative treatment*

Volume 27, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



*A paper read at the South African Medical Congress, Johannesburg, September 1952. 1. The effect of torque on the causation of lumbar disc herniations is discussed. 2. Attention is drawn to the range of rotation that exists in the lumbar spine. 3. Traumatic torque is elucidated and two signs for the recognition of its direction are descriptionbed. 4. A method of conservative and ambulant treatment known as ' counter-torque suspension ' is descriptionbed. 5. A traction table embodying these principles is descriptionbed.

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