The unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis: risk factors for osteonecrosis.

@article{Sankar2010TheUS,
  title={The unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis: risk factors for osteonecrosis.},
  author={Wudbhav N. Sankar and Thomas G McPartland and Michael B. Millis and Young-jo Kim},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={544-8}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of avascular necrosis (AVN) after unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) varies widely in the literature (10% to 60%), and few studies have examined why certain unstable slips develop osteonecrosis whereas others do not. Our purpose was to determine risk factors for developing AVN after unstable SCFE. METHODS We reviewed all unstable SCFEs treated primarily at our center. Medical records were reviewed to determine weight-percentile, age, length of prodromal… CONTINUE READING

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