Femoral Head and Neck Resection

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1. Loss or removal of the femoral head and neck was accepted as a final result in thirty-seven patients;2. Relief of pain was complete in thirty-five patients and partial in two patients;3. One patient was not able to walk after operation, six required external support to walk at all, twenty-eight could walk without support but preferred to use external support, and two preferred to walk without external support;4. The average extent of shortening was 1.3 inches (range, .75 to two inches);5. The over-all subjective results in our experience were superior to those after arthroplasty or fusion in patients with similar disorders.

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