CONGENITAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DEFORMITIES
End-Results Following Bloodless Reduction of Congenital Dislocation of the Hip.
—Becker1 reported the end-results in 97 congenital dislocations of the hip in 67 cases from the Erlangen University Clinic, all reduced by von Kryger by the Lorenz method. Following reduction, the hips were kept in plaster casts in the first Lorenz position for six months. This was followed in some instances by rest in bed and by physical therapy. The cases were divided into three groups: (1) those in which reduction was performed over twenty years before the study was made; (2) those in which it was performed ten or more years before, and (3) those in which it was performed over five years before. In the first group there were 36 dislocated hips. Five of these had remained reduced; 4 showed slight subluxation, 12 severe subluxation and 15 redislocation. Of the 4 hips with
KUHNS JG, CAVE EF, ROBERTS SM, BARR JS, FREIBERG JA, MILGRAM JE, STIRLING RI, WILSON PD. FIFTY-THIRD REPORT OF PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY. Arch Surg. 1934;28(6):1176-1194. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1934.01170180178012