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THE PROGNOSIS IN CONGENITAL DISLOCATIONS OF THE HIP

EDWARD H. OCHSNER, B.S., M.D.
JAMA. 1910;55(17):1459-1462. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330170039013.
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The subject of congenital dislocations of the hip has in recent years been so thoroughly covered in orthopedic text-books and monographs that most of its phases can be looked on as definitely settled. There are, however, a few problems that still remain open and require further observation and discussion. There is still considerable difference of opinion as to the ultimate prognosis in congenital dislocations of the hip, and, as is usual in such cases, only carefully compiled statistics can definitely settle the question. It is with the hope of aiding a little in the solution of this phase of the problem that I have decided to consider it and to add a report of the cases which I have myself treated, and to discuss briefly some of the factors which seem to me to have been most potent in producing the large percentage of complete or partial failures reported in

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