Long-term follow-up study after corrective Imhäuser osteotomy for severe slipped capital femoral epiphysis.

  title={Long-term follow-up study after corrective Imh{\"a}user osteotomy for severe slipped capital femoral epiphysis.},
  author={K Kartenbender and W. Cordier and Bernd Dietrich Katthagen},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={20 6},
The management of severe slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is still controversial, because of a lack of long-term follow-up studies. Thirty-five patients (39 hips) with severe slipped capital femoral epiphysis, treated by corrective intertrochanteric Imhäuser osteotomy, were clinically and radiographically reexamined. The average age at the operation was 13.7 years (range, 8-17 years) and the reexamination was at an average of 23.4 years (range, 19-27 years) after the operation. At… CONTINUE READING


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