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Slipped capital femoral epiphysis

  • Alternative Names

    Femoral epiphysis - slipped


    Prevention

    Weight control for obese children may be helpful. Many cases are not preventable.


    References

    Hosalkar HS, Horn D, Friedman JE, Dormans JP. The hip. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 677.