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Prevention of Acquired Dislocation of the Hip in Cerebral Palsy.

Phelps, Winthrop M.
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume: April 1959
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Acquired dislocation of the hip in cerebral palsy appears to result from: (1) coxa valga, due to late weight-bearing; (2) spasticity or contracture of the adductor museles; or (3) spasticity or contracture of the gracilis muscle. These three types are distinguishable from congenital dislocation of the hip and from each other on the basis of roentgenographic and clinical findings. Prevention of each type of dislocation is often possible by the specific measures described.

Copyright 1959 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated

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