Prophylactic pinning of the contralateral hip after unilateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis.

@article{Kocher2004ProphylacticPO,
  title={Prophylactic pinning of the contralateral hip after unilateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis.},
  author={Mininder S. Kocher and Julius A. Bishop and Michael Timothy Hresko and Michael B. Millis and Young-jo Kim and James R. Kasser},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2004},
  volume={86-A 12},
  pages={2658-65}
}
BACKGROUND The management of the contralateral hip after unilateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis is controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine, with use of expected-value decision analysis, the optimal management strategy-prophylactic in situ pinning versus observation-for the contralateral hip. METHODS Outcome probabilities were determined from a systematic review of the literature. Utility values were obtained from a questionnaire on patient preferences completed with… CONTINUE READING

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