1. The relatively frequent occurrence of fracture of the acetabulum associated with dislocation of the hip is demonstrated by the fact that it was present in 37.5 per cent. of this series of cases. Prior to the time of the automobile this lesion was rare.
2. Many dislocations, especially those of Type I, are not recognized until there has been irreparable damage, of which only partial restoration is ever possible. The fourteen old cases demonstrate the poor end results which may be expected from inefficient treatment.
3. With an early diagnosis and efficient treatment, excellent function should be secured in practically every case.
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