The difficulties encountered when treating hip dislocations in older children, teenagers and adults by conventional methods are well known. The traumatic nature of the surgical intervention and the high proportion of poor results with some procedures demand a more satisfactory approach to the problem. We have worked out some new techniques for treating chronic hip dislocations using the apparatus developed by the author. Our approach permits us to achieve good locomotor function of the affected limb, eliminate shortening and the Trendelenburg sign, and preserve some hip motion. Furthermore, we gain these objectives with a one-stage operation that entails minimal surgical intervention.
KeywordsFatigue Transportation Osteomyelitis Corti Gluteal Muscle
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