Slipped capital femoral epiphysis

M. F. Swiontkowski, E. A. Gill

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Slippage of the capital femoral epiphysis typically presents as hip pain in a child. Radiographic examination demonstrates translocation of the upper femoral epiphysis away from its normal anatomic position on the neck of the femur. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis can result in permanent deformity if it is not promptly corrected. Closed pinning is the treatment for acute slips, but treatment options are complex when the condition is chronic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-171
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican family physician
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986


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