Journal List > J Korean Orthop Assoc > v.33(7) > 1112438

Ok, Chung, Lee, and Cha: Prognostic Factors in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis


Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is a rare disease in Korea, but the incidence has being increased according to the changes of body contour and life style. Now we have more concern about slipped capital femoral epiphysis, especially the factors which contribute to the final result of treatment. Many factors such as severity of slip, stability of slipped epiphysis, whether closed reduction was done or not, whether severe complication like avascular necrosis or chondrolysis has occurred or not have effect on the result. We analyzed 20 cases of slipped capital femoral epiphysis, which occurred in 16 adolescence in view of which factors contributed to the final satisfactory result. In our study, the difference in the duration of symptoms, instability of slipped epiphysis, patients age, association with obesity or acute trauma and the number of pins had much effect on the final results and whether the reduction was done or not, the kinds of pins and association with endocrinopathy made a little difference. But further studies are necessary because the number of cases is not sufficient and the length of follow up period is not long.

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