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.
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