Congenital Dislocation of the Hip.
—Van Gorder1 reviews the end-results in 58 cases of dislocation of the hip (73 hips) in which treatment was given at the Massachusetts General Hospital during the period from 1923 to 1933. Sixteen of the hips were treated by closed reduction. The results in 10, or 62 per cent, were rated as excellent; i. e., there were a negative Trendelenburg sign, normal motion and no limp, shortening or atrophy. The results in 4, or 25 per cent, were rated as good; i. e., there were a slight limp, a positive Trendelenburg sign, excellent function and no disability. The results in 2, or 12.5 per cent, were rated as fair. Fifteen hips were treated by open reduction. The results in 1 were rated as excellent and in 3 as poor. Bony ankylosis occurred in 2, and a stripping of all structures from the
KUHNS JG, CAVE EF, ROBERTS SM, BARR JS, JOPLIN RJ, FREIBERG JA, MILGRAM JE, STIRLING RI. SIXTY-THIRD REPORT OF PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY. Arch Surg. 1937;35(3):603-620. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1937.01190150186014