The effect of hip reduction on function in patients with myelomeningocele. Potential gains and hazards of surgical treatment.

@article{Feiwell1978TheEO,
  title={The effect of hip reduction on function in patients with myelomeningocele. Potential gains and hazards of surgical treatment.},
  author={E Feiwell and Dennis Sakai and T Blatt},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1978},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={169-73}
}
We studied seventy-six patients with myelomeningocele who were more than five years old and ahd had no hip surgery during the two previous years. Of these seventy-six patients, forty-one had had no operative treatment intended to reduce the dislocation of their hips and thirty-five had been operated on one or more times to reduce or maintain reduction of one or both hips. The presence of the femoral head in the acetabulum did not improve range of hip motion or ability to walk, nor did it reduce… CONTINUE READING

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