Chapter 17 - Surgical Diseases
Modern Surgery
Inflammation
Suppuration and Abscess
Mortification
Pyaemia
Ulceration and Ulcers
Boils
Carbuncle
Malignant Pustule
Burns and Scalds
Frost Bite
Chilblains
Mechanical,Injuries
Septic Wounds
Incised Wounds
Rules for Examining and Dressing Wounds
Antiseptic Dressings
Way Wounds Unite
Punctured Wounds
Lacerated Wounds
Granulation and Scarification
Gunshot Wounds
Poisoned Wounds
Fractures
Way Broken Bones Unite
Dislocations
Different Diseases of Bones
Pereostitis
Necrosis
Coxalgia
White Swelling
Bunions
Whitlow
Stiff Joint
Tumors
Cancer
Polypus
Piles
Wens
Aneurisms
Bronchocele
Water in the Scrotum
Blood in the Scrotum
Phlebitis
Varicose Veins
Hernia
Varicocele
Deformities and Irritations of the Spine
Wry Neck
Foreign Bodies in the Eye
Stye
Inflammation of the Edge of the Eyelids
Disorder of the Lashes
Ptosis
Chronic Inflammation of the Lachrymal Sac
Opthalmia
Inflammation of the Cornea
Inflammation of the Iris
Weakness of Sight
Imperfect Vision
Short and Long Sight
Squinting
Affections of the Ear
Inflammation of the Meatus
Wax in the Ear
Earache
Inflammation of the Tympanum, Deafness
Bleeding from the Nose
Ingrowing Toe Nail
Chafing and Excoriation
Foreign Substances
Bleeding from Wounds
Proud Flesh
Ambrine
Compression of Arteries to Stop the Flow of Blood
Anesthetics
Care of the Teeth
Rotting of the Teeth
Tooth-Ache
Filling Teeth
The First Teeth
Cleaning the Teeth
Ulcer of the Stomach
Glanders
X-Ray
Radium
Trachoma
Arterio-Sclerosis
Flatfoot
Riggs' Disease
Bandages

17.28 Pereostitis

Periostitis.

THIS term includes periostitis proper which is comparatively rare by itself, as this term means simply an inflammation of the outside lining of a bone named the periostium, and includes the inflammation of the bony substance called osteo periostitis and the marrow of the bone called osteo myelitis. They usually result from cold, blows, contusion, strains, adjacent inflammation, as very old ulcers, or from special constitutional diseases such as syphilis, tuberculosis or pus in the system called pyoemia. The symptoms may be very mild in the beginning, especially if the cause is not one of injury. Pain and swelling, usually of a deep boring character like a gimlet being screwed into the bone, occurs and is worse at night. The parts are extremely tender, often reddened and inclined to leave an impression of the finger when pressed upon.

Treatment. It is very desirable to have absolute rest of the part at first and the application of heat or cold, whichever is more agreeable, may be used; should distruction of the tissue go deeper, the treatment will be prompt incision and letting out the pus that is making the trouble. Poultices, hot antiseptic solutions and irrigation to wash away the old dead discharge may prevent death or necrosis of the bone, which will require a more extensive operation.

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