Information for the public
Open reduction of a slipped capital femoral epiphysis carries a high risk of avascular necrosis, a condition that causes bone to lose its blood supply and die. Because of this, it should only be used if extra care is taken to explain the risks and extra steps are put in place to record and review what happens.
Your health professional should fully explain what is involved in having this procedure and discuss the possible benefits and risks with you. In particular, they should explain about possible side effects. You should also be told how to find more information about the procedure. You should only be asked if you want to agree to this procedure after having this discussion. Your health professional should ask you if details of your procedure can be collected.