Chondrolysis, osteonecrosis, and slip severity in patients with subsequent contralateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis.

@article{Yildirim2008ChondrolysisOA,
  title={Chondrolysis, osteonecrosis, and slip severity in patients with subsequent contralateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis.},
  author={Yakup Yildirim and Severino Bautista and Richard S. Davidson},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={485-92}
}
BACKGROUND Prophylactic pinning of the radiographically and clinically normal contralateral hip in a patient with a unilateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of chondrolysis and osteonecrosis and the degree of slip severity in contralateral hips with a subsequent slipped capital femoral epiphysis to determine whether the outcome or complications on the contralateral side were greater than the risks of… CONTINUE READING