Abstract:said that if the femur was fully reduced and kept in position until there was evidence of stability there was no likelihood of relapse. Some cases were quite irreducible. In older patients the joint got stiff after reduction, first from spasm and then from arthritis. Reduction by the open method was more likely to be followed by stiffness. In the cases in which he had done the open operation he had used a posterior incision, and treated the joint as if no open operation had been performed. The Lorenz position … Show more
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