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There was used for this study a series of fifty-seven patients on whom arthroplasty of the hip was performed for various causes; three of the patients underwent bilateral arthroplasty, making a total of sixty operations. Included in the study were the age range, the types and variations of operative technic, the range of motion, the time elapsed since operation, the persistence of pain, the type of mobilization and the patient's personal reaction to the value of the operation regarding motion, pain and ability to get around and carry on his work.
Questionnaires were sent to all of these patients, and from these their personal reactions were obtained. From a clinical standpoint, several of the results which were classified as fair would have been classified as poor had not the personal reaction of the patient been taken into consideration.
RESULTS OF STUDY
To classify the results, the following criteria were used.
FUIKS DM. ARTHROPLASTY OF THE HIPA STATISTICAL STUDY OF SIXTY OPERATIONS. Arch Surg. 1938;36(3):386-393. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1938.01190210015004