Preliminary traction in the treatment of developmental dislocation of the hip.

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The benefit of preliminary traction in the treatment of developmental dislocation of the hip has not been clearly demonstrated. We retrospectively analyzed the results of traction treatment of 90 dislocated hips in 72 patients. After a 3-week course of traction, patients underwent attempted closed reduction. Fifty-two hips (58%) were managed successfully by… (More)

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