- West-Japanese Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology
- 整形外科と災害外科 (ISSN:00371033)
- vol.50, no.4, pp.1085-1088, 2001-09-25
We used SCFE screws in 8 patients with slipped capital femoral epiphysis. No hips showed further slipping after in situ pinning. Age of crisis was 11 to 16 (mean: 13.7 years old). The duration of follow-up was more than 2 years. Epiphysial closure after operation was observed at 9 to 16 months (mean: 11 months). The average JOA score before operation was 77 points, and 98 points after. There were no severe complications such as avascular necrosis, chondrolysis, or osteoarthritis. Short neck defomity was seen, but neither buried screw heads inside the cortex seen in CCS nor penetration of screw were seen.