Controversies in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

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Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a common adolescent hip disorder. This article reviews the major controversies in SCFE as of the year 2005. These are (1) treatment of the unstable SCFE, (2) the role of osteotomy in the treatment of SCFE, (3) prophylactic fixation of the contralateral hip in children presenting with unilateral SCFE, and (4) methods of fixation in the very young child with SCFE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-221
Number of pages11
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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