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Article
October 2, 1926

THE CORRECTION OF DEFORMITY IN QUIESCENT DISEASE OF THE HIP

JAMA. 1926;87(14):1095-1102. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680140013004
Abstract

The various methods of treatment for prevention of deformity in disease of the hip have been described in all modern textbooks of surgery; therefore, any further discussion of them here would be a repetition of facts already known.

Unfortunately, these methods are not always adequately applied, with the result that in any large surgical clinic a considerable number of patients with quiescent or healed disease of this joint are seen in whom the chief cause of disability is deformity. During the last two years a group of such cases have been admitted to the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children, St. Louis, and it is with the special methods of treatment for correction of deformity employed in this group that we are concerned in this article.

It is important to emphasize that the patients comprising this group were children in whom the clinical examination indicated quiescent disease. From the histories, clinical

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