Slipped capital femoral epiphysis following radiation and chemotherapy

S. J. Walker, L. A. Whiteside, W. H. McAlister, C. L. Silverman, P. R. Thomas

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Patients who received radiation to the proximal femoral epiphysis and chemotherapy in childhood appear to have an increased risk of subsequently developing epiphyseolysis. Every effort should be made to exclude the proximal femoral epiphysis from the radiation port whenever possible. If the epiphyseal plate is widened and irregular and the adjacent bone is sclerotic, prophylactic pinning may be indicated even in the absence of a grossly visible slip.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-193
Number of pages8
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1981


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