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January 1925

TWENTY-FIFTH REPORT OF PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Arch Surg. 1925;10(1):217-260. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1925.01120100229009
Abstract

CONGENITAL DEFORMITIES  Meyer,1 after studying the roentgenograms of all his patients with congenital dislocation of the hip in regard to the amount of antetorsion of the femoral neck, and the frequency of reluxation, and after measuring by a special scale all the infantile hips at the Berlin Orthopedic Clinic, comes to the conclusion that the influence of antetorsion on the reluxation has been generally overestimated.Dickson2 reports the results of operation in cases of old congenital dislocation of the hip. He says that before deciding on an operation very careful attention must be given to the extent to which this condition handicaps the patient. If the general endurance and capacity for work is seriously interfered with, and if the operation can give a stable hip without any considerable limitation of action and definite incapacity in the amount of shortening of the leg, Dickson feels that the operation is

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