The shelf operation in the management of late presentation of congenital hip dysplasia.

@article{Summers1988TheSO,
  title={The shelf operation in the management of late presentation of congenital hip dysplasia.},
  author={B N Summers and Alastair Turner and C H Wynn-Jones},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1988},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={63-8}
}
Shelf operations performed on 24 patients (27 hips) for late presentation of congenital hip dysplasia were evaluated. The mean age at operation was 14 years 9 months and the mean follow-up 16 years 8 months. Two-thirds of the hips had good clinical results at follow-up. Patients operated on under the age of 20 years and with little or no radiological evidence of degenerative joint changes had the highest likelihood of success. The shelf operation was found to provide good cover of the femoral… CONTINUE READING

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