1. The usual deformity in paralytic contractures of the hip is due to flexion and abduction.
2. The abduction contracture must be corrected in the severer cases before full correction of the flexion can be obtained.
3. Postoperative shock is usually due to tension on the soft structures about the hip which have not been sufficiently loosened.
4. The more complete the operative procedure the less the post-operative shock.
5. The results from the above operation are satisfactory both in regard to the correction of the deformity and to its freedom from post-operative complications.
6. The operation is indicated in cases where the flexion exceeds twenty degrees.
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