Treatment of Old Congenital Dislocation of Hip.
—Abbott1 observes that owing to the marked pathologic changes that have taken place in the joint in old congenital dislocation of the hip, reduction by the usual methods is difficult. Skeletal traction is effective in stretching the contracture of soft parts and bringing the head to the level of the acetabulum. Reduction can then be secured by operation. In a series of five successful reductions, the functional result, judged from the standpoint of stability, increased length of limb and improvement in gait, was best in the cases in which bony ankylosis in good position for weightbearing resulted.
Congenital Dislocation of the Hip: A Method of Determining the Degree of Antetorsion of the Femoral Neck.
—Stewart and Karshner2 suggest that the degree of antetorsion of the neck of the femur can be measured by a means of the fluoroscope and