Congenital Dislocation of the Hip.
—MacAusland1 reviewed the history of the operative treatment of congenital dislocation of the hip. According to him, the patients who should receive operative treatment are: (1) children from 4 to 8 years of age, in whom one or two closed manipulations have failed; (2) children over 8 years of age, and (3) adults with marked deformity or arthritic symptoms. The choice of operation depends on the existing deformity and to some extent on the age of the patient. Simple replacement of the head into the acetabulum, or some form of reconstruction operation with or without the formation of a shelf, or arthrodesis are the procedures one has at one's disposal. The author describes in detail his operative technic and the postoperative care of the patient.
—An editorial in The Journal of the American Medical Association2 says that