The method for the correction of congenital dislocation of the hip has been in vogue only about twenty years, and up to the time of the innovation which I shall describe, the correction has been done either by the closed method after the style of Lorenz, or by the open method as devised by Hoffa in recalcitrant cases. Both of these methods require a long period of encasement in plaster of Paris, followed by corrective exercises, the duration of the treatment extending over a period of many months.
Chance has placed in my hands a method which has been successfully applied to twenty-five cases and which I wish to present to the profession, this method being used in children up to the age of 2½ years.
In reviewing the literature of the anatomy of congenital dislocation of the hip, we find, according to Drs. S. S. Davis,1 John Ridlon