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Offline Kingsclere

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Description of wound
« on: Saturday 10 November 18 09:17 GMT (UK) »
Can anybody help decipher what this says? I know he had a problem with his hand. Looks like "C F Flang" ?? (thinking cf = compound fracture but flang??)

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Re: Description of wound
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 10 November 18 09:40 GMT (UK) »
Maybe a mis-spelt phalanges (bones of the hand/foot)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phalanx_bone
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Re: Description of wound
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 10 November 18 09:42 GMT (UK) »
Could we see a bit more of the context please?

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Re: Description of wound
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 10 November 18 13:07 GMT (UK) »
Here's an extract showing the wounds of several others that also have "CF", though not the same word/s. The yellow is my highlighting.
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Re: Description of wound
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 10 November 18 14:39 GMT (UK) »
Totally un-medical thoughts:

The note belongs in each case to the entry below as CF Rad and Ulna must be CF Radius and Ulna (arm bones) which is above "arm" when it appears.  I doubt that the medics would mis-spell phalanges with an F so CF would be something related to the hand.  CF perhaps as in "see....."

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Re: Description of wound
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 10 November 18 14:42 GMT (UK) »
Also non-medical, compound fracture seems to make sense.

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Re: Description of wound
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 10 November 18 14:52 GMT (UK) »
I like that Ainslie!

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Re: Description of wound
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 10 November 18 14:58 GMT (UK) »
Just come in to say that it's most likely Compound Fracture and see that ainslie has offered it as well.

I've seen a lot of medical records in my time but mostly Obs, Gynae and paediatrics  :-X

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Re: Description of wound
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 10 November 18 15:06 GMT (UK) »
Maybe it is 'Phalanges' but the notes were written not by the doctor but an assistant not medically trained? As Max D stated, obviously something to do with the hand. I think 'cf' as in 'see' is usually lower case, though again if written by an 'underling' may have been written 'CF'.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON