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Slipped capital femoral epiphysis 

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
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Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
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N.M.P. Clarke

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013019
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date: 12 December 2019

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis occurs during rapid growth periods of adolescence

Delay in diagnosis remains a major problem

Acute, severe, and unstable slips are an orthopaedic emergency: the preferred treatment option remains controversial.

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