0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

SYMPATHETIC RAMISECTION FOR THE RELIEF OF SPASTICITY

JAMA. 1926;87(11):851-852. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680110051019.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Is there a physiologic basis for the surgical operation of ramisectomy as a relief in spasticity of the extremities? Is the operation successful? The latter may be true without the former, but the history of the solution of other scientific problems would not bear out such a supposition. Since Hunter's untimely death, the larger number of scientific contributions have appeared from those whose conclusions diametrically oppose those of Royle and Hunter. These contributions have included both experimental and clinical data. In this issue Dr. Royle1 presents his view of these observations, contributing, however, no further scientific facts as evidence of his beliefs.

Royle's criticisms of the work of Kanavel, Pollock and Davis are concerned for the most part with the type of animal and the method of decerebration used in their experiments, together with a statement that the patients reported on by them were not suited for the operation.

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Letters

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();