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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Juan Pretell-Mazzini, Victor Rodriguez-Vega, Jorge Muñoz-Ledesma, Eva María Andrés-Esteban, Rafael Marti-Ciruelos, José Luis González-López, Angel Curto-De la Mano
PURPOSE: The aim of our study is to report our complication rate and analyze the associated risk factors when removing cannulated stainless steel screws for SCFE fixation. METHODS: This was a multicenter retrospective study of patients who underwent removal of cannulated stainless steel screws after a mean time of 2.03 years of implantation. Thirty-two patients were included (38 hips) with a mean of 13.7 years of age during screw removal surgery. The mean post-removal follow up time was 1...
August 2012: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
Prasad Gourineni
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous in situ single screw fixation is the preferred treatment for stable slipped capital femoral epiphysis. The recommended screw placement is in the center of the epiphysis and perpendicular to the physis. We reviewed the results of in situ fixation with the screw placed oblique to the physis. METHODS: Thirty-six stable slips were treated with a modified technique. The screw was started as close to the mid lateral cortex of the proximal femur as possible while maintaining the screw anterior to the posterior cortex of the femoral neck and ending at the apex of the epiphysis ignoring the resultant angle to the physis...
March 2013: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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