Femoral epiphysis - slipped
Surgery to stabilize the bone with pins or screws will prevent further slippage or displacement of the ball of the hip joint. Some surgeons may suggest using pins on the unaffected hip at the same time, because many children will develop a slip in that hip as well.
The outcome is usually good with treatment. However, in rare cases, the hip joint may wear away, despite prompt diagnosis and treatment.
This disorder is associated with a greater risk of
Calling your health care provider
If your child has persistent pain or other symptoms of this disorder, have the child lie down immediately and remain still until medical help is obtained.