Management of the contralateral hip in patients with unilateral slipped upper femoral epiphysis

The Bone & Joint Journal, 05/09/2012

There are no reliable factors predicting a contralateral slip. Whether or not the contralateral hip should undergo prophylactic fixation is a matter of controversy. The authors present a number of essential points that have to be considered both when choosing to fix the contralateral hip prophylactically as well as when refraining from surgery and instead following the patients with repeat radiographs.

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