Management of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) on Top of Fixed Fracture Neck of Femur (Case Report)

Document Type : CASE REPORT


Pediatric Orthopedic Unit, Orthopedic and Traumatology Department, Assiut University, Egypt


The incidence of Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) after management of femoral neck fracture 
in pediatrics is very rare. In this case report, a nine-year-old female child sustained left sided femur 
neck fracture after a motor car accident. The fracture was fixed by two cannulated screws and healing 
with mild varus occurred after six weeks. However, progressive slippage of femoral epiphysis was 
observed. This was treated by subtrochanteric valgus osteotomy and fixed by tension band and Wagner 
technique. Better radiological and functional outcomes were obtained at the short term follow up.
 Level of evidence: V


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