The ideal case for this operation is the one in which the gluteus medius is paralyzed, the gluteus maximus is weak, and the muscles which comprise the transplant-the tensor fasciae femoris, the sartorius, and the rectus-are functioning normally. When these latter muscles are weak, however, great help is also derived from this operation.
Following the operation, the hip and knee are more stable and the swaying gait, which is very fatiguing and awkward, is lost.
The results obtained in the five cases in our series were gratifying.
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