Fixation with a single screw for slipped capital femoral epiphysis.


The effectiveness of a single 6.5 or seven-millimeter-diameter screw for the promotion of premature physeal closure and the provision of stability of a slipped capital femoral epiphysis was investigated. Physeal fusion was demonstrated in forty-nine (92 per cent) of fifty-three hips after fixation with a single screw. Premature fusion of the involved physis… (More)


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