The torsional basis for slipped capital femoral epiphysis.

  title={The torsional basis for slipped capital femoral epiphysis.},
  author={James Aronson and E A Tursky},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Fifteen moderate to severe acute slipped capital femoral epiphyses were manipulated in 15 patients to correct significant deformities; in each case, torsion played a critical role in the reduction. Nine of 15 patients with acute slips underwent controlled, open reduction from the anterolateral approach, stabilizing the epiphysis while the metaphysis was internally rotated, flexed, and abducted; none had osteonecrosis or chondrolysis. The other 6 acute slips were treated with traction using… CONTINUE READING