Bone growth after fixing slipped femoral epiphyses: Brief report

G. Hagglund, B. Bylander, L. I. Hansson, G. Selvik

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Abstract

Early closure of the growth plate after fixing a slipped upper femoral epiphysis is often regarded as favourable since, if growth of the femoral neck continues, the metal may lose its grip on the epiphysis with the possibility of further slipping. However, in the young child early fusion may result in leg length discrepancy and limited motion. The hook-pin (Hansson 1982) permits continued growth of the femoral neck without the risk of further slipping, as illustrated in the following cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-846
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Volume70
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Jan 1

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Orthopedics

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