In the treatment of tuberculous hips the following points should be emphasized:
1. The operation to lock the hip should fix the head as well as the trochanter in order to prevent development of abscesses.
2. Abscesses may develop and sinuses may continue to drain when there is clinically solid bony ankylosis.
3. A solid bony ankylosis is, nevertheless, the best result that can be obtained and is the least likely to cause subsequent abscess formation.
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