1 . The peg leg cast is recommended for the ambulatory management of many hip abnormalities in children.
2. It is desirable when simple fixation in abduction is sought, and has been used to advantage postoperatively.
3. In the treatment of chronic hip infections with shortening and vicious adduction, it is the method of choice for the correction of position and immobilization of the hip.
4. It is specifically indicated during the active stages of coxa plana and coxa vara.
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