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Management of the contralateral hip in patients with unilateral slipped upper femoral epiphysis: To fix or not to fix - consequences of two strategies.
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PMID:  22529076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In the majority of patients with slipped upper femoral epiphysis only one hip is involved at primary diagnosis. However, the contralateral hip often becomes involved over time. There are no reliable factors predicting a contralateral slip. Whether or not the contralateral hip should undergo prophylactic fixation is a matter of controversy. We present a number of essential points that have to be considered both when choosing to fix the contralateral hip prophylactically as well as when refraining from surgery and instead following the patients with repeat radiographs.
Authors:
G Hansson; J Nathorst-Westfelt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  596-602     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Queen Silvia Children's Hospital, Department of Paediatric Surgery, SE-41685 Gothenburg, Sweden.
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