1. Seventeen cases of tuberculous hips have been fused by a modified extra-articular and extracapsular iliofemoroplasty, as first described by Dr. J. C. Wilson.
2. Complete ankylosis was obtained in all of the thirteen completed cases.
3. The advantages of this type of fusion are that the operation takes less time; it does not enter the tuberculous joint, and it gives very satisfactory results. We have had no postoperative sinuses, no complications, and no failures.
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