Slipped capital femoral epiphysis: Still an emergency

J. G. Birch

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Two case histories are presented in which acute progression of slipped capital femoral epiphysis occurred after a radiographic diagnosis of chronic slipped capital femoral epiphysis had been made. The importance of recognizing the potential for acute progression of a slipped epiphysis and the need for prompt orthopedic intervention are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-337
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987


  • Acute progression
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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