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Int Orthop. 2011 Sep;35(9):1295-301. doi: 10.1007/s00264-010-1106-5. Epub 2010 Aug 8.

Significance of clinical and radiographic findings in young adults after slipped capital femoral epiphysis.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany. christoph.zilkens@med.uni-duesseldorf.de

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical and radiographic presentation of young adults in the mid-term follow-up after pinning in situ for mild to moderate slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). We postulated that there was a correlation between the degree of head-neck-offset decrease and clinical and radiographic signs of hip joint degeneration. Thirty-eight young adults (average age 23.4 ± 3.6 years old) with various grades of femoral head-neck-offset pathologies were assessed clinically via Harris hip score (HHS), Tegner-Lysholm score (TLS) and Short Form 36 (SF-36), and radiographic signs of OA were measured on plain X-ray films after a follow-up of 11.1 ± 3.8 years. We conclude that clinical and radiographic signs of joint degeneration appear early in the follow-up after SCFE, but there is no linear correlation between offset-pathology and joint degeneration.

PMID:
20694725
PMCID:
PMC3167466
DOI:
10.1007/s00264-010-1106-5
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