Slipped capital femoral epiphysis in black children

David D. Aronson, Randall T. Loder

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We reviewed 74 black children with 97 slipped capital femoral epiphyses (SCFEs) with an average follow-up of 3.7 years. There were 24 bilateral, 22 right, and 27 left SCFEs. The average age at operation was 12 years 6 months. The average slip severity was 28° with 61 mild, 21 moderate, and 14 severe slips. Group I slips (54) were treated with multiple pins, and group II slips (43) were treated with a single central screw. Satisfactory results were achieved in 74% of the group I and 91% of the group II slips, with only three cases of chondrolysis. We conclude that single central screw fixation of SCFE in black children can lead to excellent results with a low incidence of chondrolysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-79
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Black children
  • Chondrolysis
  • Multiple pin
  • Single central screw
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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