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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Eric C Benson, Miryam Miller, Patrick Bosch, Elizabeth A Szalay
PURPOSE: Past epidemiological studies demonstrated a nearly fivefold lower incidence of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) in New Mexico compared with Connecticut. A recent study demonstrated some regional variability but did not address this earlier finding. We sought to reexamine the incidence of SCFE in New Mexico to improve the understanding of the epidemiology and ultimately the disorder itself. METHODS: The discharge databases for the 11 major medical centers in the state were reviewed for the ICD-9 code for SCFE (732...
July 2008: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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