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TREATMENT OF MALUM COXAE SENILIS, OLD SLIPPED UPPER FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS, INTRAPELVIC PROTRUSION OF THE ACETABULUM, AND COXA PLANA BY MEANS OF ACETABULOPLASTY
M. N. SMITH-PETERSEN
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Chief of Orthopaedic Service, Massachusetts General Hospital; Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
1936 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1936 Oct 01;18(4):869-880
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Abstract

A plastic procedure has been proposed for the relief of hip-joint conditions resulting from interference with the normal mechanics of the hip joint. Such conditions are "malum coxae senilis" "intrapelvic protrusion of the acetabulum", "old slipped upper femoral epiphysis", "fractures of the neck of the femur with malposition" "Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease ", and "fractures of the acetabulum"

Sufficient time has not elapsed to obtain true end results, but the author feels justified in rendering this preliminary report because the method is non-destructive and seems effective in relieving pain in conditions for which there is no other adequate treatment.

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