Saudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117--119

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis in a healthy 5-year-old child: A case report and literature review


Saad M Al Qahtani, Anthony Bozzo, Reggie Hamdy, Chantal Janelle 
 Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, McGill University, Canada; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Dammam, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Saad M Al Qahtani
McGill University Health Centre, C9.173 Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1A4, Canada

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is an adolescent hip disorder of increasing prevalence, particularly within patients aged younger than 10 years. When present in these younger patients, SCFE is usually associated with metabolic abnormality or endocrinopathy. We present a case of a 5-year-old boy with idiopathic SCFE who underwent staged bilateral pinning in situ using a uniquely modified smooth wire for fixation across the physis. He eventually required bilateral screw revision after outgrowing the initial screws. At follow-up 3 years later, the patient was pain free with satisfactory hardware placement. He will be closely monitored, as he will likely need further surgical revision once he outgrows the second set of fixation screws.


How to cite this article:
Al Qahtani SM, Bozzo A, Hamdy R, Janelle C. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis in a healthy 5-year-old child: A case report and literature review.Saudi J Med Med Sci 2014;2:117-119


How to cite this URL:
Al Qahtani SM, Bozzo A, Hamdy R, Janelle C. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis in a healthy 5-year-old child: A case report and literature review. Saudi J Med Med Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Feb 27 ];2:117-119
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