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May 23, 1977

The Hip

JAMA. 1977;237(21):2337-2338. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270480077036

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This issue brings a welcome respite from the recent surfeit of volumes devoted exclusively to routine total hip replacement.

The introductory chapter on historical milestones in the development of modern surgery of the hip by Dr A. R. Shands, Jr, perhaps the current "chief orthopaedic historian in America," provides an interesting and informative perspective against which one can view our present surgical approaches to hip disease. In view of his discussions and recent trends, I wonder if the history of hip surgery, too, will repeat itself.

An excellent review on the management of aseptic necrosis delineates a variety of treatment methods for this perplexing riddle. The remaining chapters provide useful information on the treatment of difficult hip problems that fail to conform to "textbook patterns."

Discussions of femoral shortening and osteotomy, pelvic osteotomy, and acetabular osteotomy remind us that the effective and predictable treatment of congenital hip disease in the