What Are the Risks of Prophylactic Pinning to Prevent Contralateral Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?

@article{Sankar2013WhatAT,
  title={What Are the Risks of Prophylactic Pinning to Prevent Contralateral Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?},
  author={Wudbhav N. Sankar and Eduardo N Novais and Christopher Lee and Ali A. Alomari and Paul D. Choi and Benjamin J. Shore},
  journal={Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®},
  year={2013},
  volume={471},
  pages={2118-2123}
}
BackgroundTwo decision analyses on managing the contralateral, unaffected hip after unilateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) have failed to yield consistent recommendations. Missing from both, however, are sufficient data on the risks associated with prophylactic pinning using modern surgical techniques.Questions/purposesWe determined the incidence and nature of complications after contemporary prophylactic fixation of the contralateral, unaffected hip in patients with a unilateral… CONTINUE READING

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