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Hip Shelves in Children.

Bosworth, David M.; Fielding, J. William; Liebler, William A.; Ishizuka, Tadao; Ikeuchi, Hiroshi; Cohen, Paul
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume: October 1960
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1. The main factor that determines a satisfactory result is the operative technique;

2. The shelf operation for dislocated hips in spastic paralysis is without value;

3. The age of the patient appears to have little influence on the result;

4. Changes in the ilium induced by shelf implantation appear to be extremely important:

5. When the local condition indicates the need to stabilize a hip in a child, a shelf can be an invaluable asset.

Copyright 1960 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated

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