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May 1943

TREATMENT IN CASES OF SLIPPED CAPITAL FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS AT THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Arch Surg. 1943;46(5):681-686. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1943.01220110097018
Abstract

A study of the records of patients treated at the Massachusetts General Hospital for epiphysiolysis or for slipped upper capital femoral epiphysis was made in an attempt to determine what has been accomplished in treating these patients, what progress has been made in methods of treatment and what procedures should continue to be used and what procedures should be discarded. We surveyed all records filed at this hospital in cases of slipped femoral epiphysis, since the condition was recognized here. We found that various forms of treatment had been used, and we expect that analyses of the results will afford indexes to the proper treatment in such cases.

J. Albert Key1 and Philip D. Wilson,2 in previously published monographs, reviewed the cases of slipped upper femoral epiphysis as recorded in this hospital from 1904 to 1923. They reported that in 30 cases treatment was by manipulation and plaster

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