Recommendation ID
Further research into open reduction of slipped capital femoral epiphysis should clearly describe details of clinical presentation (for example, Loder classification), the degree of slip, its stability, and the surgical technique used; including whether surgical dislocation of the hip was done. Outcomes from 2 years onwards should include degree of correction, occurrence of avascular necrosis and need for subsequent hip surgery (and its timing).
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
The evidence on efficacy of open reduction of slipped capital femoral epiphysis is adequate. With regard to safety, there is a risk of avascular necrosis. Therefore this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Open reduction of slipped capital femoral epiphysis
Date issued
January 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 09/02/2015