Two case histories are presented in which acute progression of slipped capital femoral epiphysis occurred after a radiographic diagnosis of chronic slipped capital femoral epiphysis had been made. The importance of recognizing the potential for acute progression of a slipped epiphysis and the need for prompt orthopedic intervention are emphasized.
- Acute progression
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine