Slipped capital femoral epiphysis occurs in adolescents, 10 to 14 years of age, who are often large for their age. It occurs more often in boys than in girls. A critical analysis of the X-rays that are taken is essential in the detection of early slips. Treatment will prevent further slippage and correct deformity as well as minimize the risk of osteoarthritis in later years. The choice of treatment depends upon the degree of slippage; mild, less than 30°; moderate, 30° to 60°; and severe, more than 60°. Types of treatment are discussed.
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 1985|