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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

LYNCH, GARRETT, J.; STEVENS, DAVID, B.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: August 1987 - Volume 221 - Issue - p 260–266
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This paper retrospectively reviews 46 hips in 33 patients treated for slipped capital femoral epiphyses (SCFE) between December 1964 and January 1983. The average clinical and roentgenogram follow-up evaluation was seven years. Twenty-nine patients had in-situ pinning and four had primary Southwick osteotomies. Eighty-nine percent of the patients treated had acceptable results. Unacceptable results were directly related to preoperative manipulation and/or pin penetration on x-ray. These results were not dependent on the degree of the slip, which ranged from 7°-94°.

From Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children and the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Division of Orthopaedics, Lexington, Kentucky.

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