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Mechanical failure of single cannulated screw fixation of unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis

Slone, Harris S.; Stacey, Stephen C.; Mooney, James F. III

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: January 2014 - Volume 23 - Issue 1 - p 49–54
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e328364eb74
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Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a common hip condition in adolescents, most commonly treated with in-situ cannulated screw fixation. We report two cases of cannulated screw failure within the femoral neck following SCFE fixation. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case in the literature of cannulated screw failure within the femoral neck following in-situ screw fixation for unstable SCFE. Level of evidence: Level IV.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Correspondence to James F. Mooney III, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas St. 708 CSB, Charleston, SC 29425, USA Tel: +1 843 792 0245; fax: +1 843 792 3674; e-mail: jfm3md@aol.com

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