Fixationstechniken bei der Epiphyseolysis capitis femoris: Prinzipien, operative Techniken und Komplikationen

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The purpose of this review is to present the pros and cons as well as the surgical techniques of conventional implants used for fixation of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). Worth mentioning are K‑wires, Hansson pins, transfixing screws, and gliding screws. We searched PubMed for “ECF” and “SCFE” in combination with “in situ fixation,” “pin,” “wire,” “screw,” and “nail.” We considered Johansson nail, Knowles pin, and Nyström nail to be obsolete and of historical interest only. We noticed a trend from absolute stability towards some form of dynamic fixation over time, likely related to considerations of growth disturbance of the proximal femur and also the inherent potential for remodeling with time.


  • C. Lederer
  • H. S. Hosalkar
  • C. J. Tiderius
  • B. Westhoff
  • B. Bittersohl
  • R. Krauspe
External organisations
  • Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf
  • Skåne University Hospital
  • Center for Hip Preservation and Children's Orthopedics
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Orthopedics


  • Bone screws, Femoroacetabular impingement, Femur, Kirschner wires, SCFE
Translated title of the contributionFixation techniques for slipped capital femoral epiphysis: Principles, surgical techniques, and complications
Original languageGerman
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2019 May 22
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes