Pediatric hip disorders: Slipped capital femoral epiphysis and Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

Alexa J. Karkenny, Brandon M. Tauberg, Norman Y. Otsuka

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Abstract

• Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) and Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) may present with classic history and physical examination findings that may aid the pediatrician in making an early diagnosis. • Pediatricians should refer patients with abnormal physical examination findings, abnormal imaging findings, or persistent hip, knee, or groin pain despite normal imaging findings to a pediatric orthopedist. • Based on strong research evidence, there are adult consequences of SCFE and LCPD, including chondrolysis and secondary osteoarthritis resulting in a need for total hip arthroplasty. (3)(14) (25)(61)(62) • Treatment of SCFE and LCPD remains under debate. (3).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-463
Number of pages10
JournalPediatrics in Review
Volume39
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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