Practical Reviews

Time to Dx of SCFE Has Not Improved Over the Last Decade

Background: Delayed diagnosis of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) results in adverse effects, including worsened slip severity, accelerated degenerative changes, and avascular necrosis. Studies conducted a decade ago indicated a delay from initial symptoms to diagnosis of 16 to 20 weeks. Objective: To evaluate whether timeliness of diagnosis of SCFE has improved over the last decade. Design/Methods: For this retrospective x-ray and chart review, subjects included children w more...
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