The internal-rotation-brace treatment of epiphyseal coxa anteverta is suggested, because it appears to have given satisfactory results. It is recommended especially to the attention of the general practitioner, since it is he who first sees and must early diagnose the condition. The brace affords a ready, efficient, and inexpensive method of preventing a further progress of the lesion and of maintaining the position of the parts until complete healing has occurred.
In one or two cases the impression has been gained that the internalrotation brace acts as a correcting force, tending to reduce the degree of anteversion present at the beginning of treatment.
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