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1. Forty-eight paralytic dislocations of the hip have been studied and twenty-seven operations for correction of valgus deformity of the femoral neck have been done.

2. The differing features of dislocations occurring in poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy and meningomyelocoele are considered in relation to management after operation.

3. Early recognition of subluxation is essential to a successful varus osteotomy. An angle of 105 degrees rather than the 120 degrees previously recommended is advisable for children under the age of five.

4. Redislocation is most likely to occur in meningomyelocoele in which muscular imbalance is greatest, and in later cases where the acetabulum has become shallow by growth without the femoral head within it. It has not occurred as a late complication after weight bearing has been established, from a recurrence of valgus deformity.

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