Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Epiphyseolysis, or slipping of the capital femoral epiphysis, remains a controversial problem from the standpoint of etiology and treatment. This report is limited to results of treatment of severely slipped epiphyses at the Henry Ford Hospital from 1937 lo 1967. The surgical technique and postoperative care are described. Of a total of 137 hips treated surgically in this period, 38 were severe, requiring transcervical osteotomy and internal fixation. The follow-up results of these 38 cases are reported.