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The biomechanics of the Murphy procedure for correction of equinus in cerebral palsy are presented. A series of 79 surgical procedures on 48 patients, with a follow-up period of from one to four years, is reviewed. Correction of equinus was succeswful in 89-9 per cent of the procedures. Using the Murphy procedure the following advantages over other(More)
Hip fracture mortality was compared for patients treated surgically at the same hospital from 1946 to 1955 and from 1982 to 1986. Almost all hip fractures were treated surgically (98%) in the 1980 series, compared to the 1950 series (69%). The four-week surgical mortality rate decreased significantly from 13% to 4.2%. The internal fixation implants were(More)
A review of 386 Medicare patients with hip fractures admitted to a private, suburban, teaching hospital from 1981 through 1987 revealed that since the implementation of the prospective payment system in 1984, average hospital stays declined from 17.0 days to 12.9 days (24.1%). Although the mean number of physical therapy sessions declined from 11.1 to 9.8(More)
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