Slipped capital femoral epiphysis following a delbet type 3 intertrochanteric fracture fixation

Document Type : Case Report


Joint Reconstruction Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran



Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disorder affecting the adolescent population, usually between 10 and 15 years old, with some multifactorial etiologies may include obesity, trauma, and some endocrinal causes. We reported a 10-year-old boy who presented with unilateral SCFE following intertrochanteric fracture, which was fixed by dynamic compression plate 1 year before the SCFE. The SCFE fixed by a 6.5 mm cannulated screw. In the 1-year postoperative follow-up, the patient achieved the union and the physis did not displace. The patient had not any pain and his gait and function were normal in both sides.


Marquez D, Harb E, Vilchis H. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis and hypothyroidism in a young adult: A case report. J Med Case Rep 2014;8:336.  Back to cited text no. 1
Chinoy MA, Pal S, Khan MA. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis after treatment of femoral neck fracture. Pak J Med Sci 2020;36:S94-7.  Back to cited text no. 2
Li H, Zhao L, Huang L, Kuo KN. Delayed slipped capital femoral epiphysis after treatment of femoral neck fracture in children. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2015;473:2712-7.  Back to cited text no. 3
Manukaran MN, Abdul Hamid AK. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis caused by an implant – A case report. Singapore Med J 1989;30:406-7.  Back to cited text no. 4
Ok IY, Kim YS. A slipped capital femoral epiphysis following ipsilateral femoral subtrochanteric fracture: A case report. J Korean Soc Fract 2002;15:526-30.  Back to cited text no. 5
Maranho DA, Ferrer MG, Kim YJ, Miller PE, Novais EN. Predicting risk of contralateral slip in unilateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis: Posterior epiphyseal tilt increases and superior epiphyseal extension reduces risk. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2019;101:209-17.  Back to cited text no. 6
Swarup I, Goodbody C, Goto R, Sankar WN, Fabricant PD. Risk factors for contralateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis: A meta-analysis of cohort and case-control studies. J Pediatr Orthop 2020;40:e446-53.  Back to cited text no. 7
Swarup I, Williams BA, Talwar D, Sankar WN. Rates of contralateral SCFE in the United States: Analysis of the pediatric health information system. J Pediatr Orthop 2020;40:e587-91.  Back to cited text no. 8