Slipped capital femoral epiphysis after treatment of femoral neck fracture

  • Muhammad Amin Chinoy
  • Sateesh Pal
  • Mansoor Ali Khan
Keywords: Avascular necrosis, Coxa vara, Femur neck fracture, Slipped capital femoral epiphysis

Abstract

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) in children after treatment of femoral neck fracture is a very rare condition. This complication should be recognized promptly and treated urgently. The risk of development of this complication can be minimized by anatomical reduction of the fracture and stable internal fixation of the fracture. Five years old male child sustained right sided femur neck fracture and was treated with closed reduction and Hip spica cast application. The fracture healed with a varus deformity. After 7 months, he developed slip of femoral epiphysis with a coxa vara deformity of proximal femur, which was treated with in situ fixation with Cannulated screws. His subsequent course remained uneventful up to five months.Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) after treatment of femoral neck fracture in children is a rare complication that should be recognized and treated promptly. The onset of SCFE may show inadequate reduction or fixation of the fracture. Anatomic reduction and stable internal fixation for femoral neck fracture in children provides best outcomes. Postoperative care and delayed weight bearing are also equally important to avoid complications.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.ICON-Suppl.1725

How to cite this:
Chinoy MA, Pal S, Khan MA. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis after treatment of femoral neck fracture. Pak J Med Sci. Special Supplement ICON 2020. 2020;36(1):S94-S97. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.ICON-Suppl.1725

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Published
2019-11-28