1. Internal rotation of the thigh is a common, disabling, and persistent deformity in patients with spastic paralysis.
2. It is found mainly in conjunction with the more obvious flexor and adductor spasm, and for that reason its importance as a separate factor is apt to be overlooked.
3. The operation of anterior gluteal release is anatomically sound and technically simple.
4. Since it has given uniformly satisfactory results in a series of twenty patients, the writer has no hesitancy in presenting it as a helpful addition to the numerous surgical procedures in use for the relief of spastic contractures.
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