Editorial: PDF OnlySurgery for Unstable Hips in Cerebral PalsyBarrie, J. L. F.R.C.S.Ed.; Galasko, C. S. B. Ch.M., F.R.C.S.Author Information University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, England Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: Volume 5 - Issue 4 - p 225-236 Buy Abstract We studied 67 patients with 86 unstable hips, all of whom had total-body-involvement cerebral palsy. Sixty-four operations were performed on 53 hips in 39 patients in a sequential radiographically controlled manner. Twenty-five operations were contralateral operations on a previously treated patient or revisions of a previous procedure. Soft-tissue release alone led to recurrence of dislocation or subluxation in many patients and has been abandoned. Combined pelvic and femoral osteotomy and soft-tissue release corrected the migration percentage and center-edge angle better than femoral osteotomy and soft-tissue release alone. Excision of the proximal femur was a useful salvage procedure if the femoral head was eroded. © Williams & Wilkins 1996. All Rights Reserved.