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Questions on slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Will your leg end up shorter?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: It could

The more severe the slip, and higher the chance of complications.
Growth arrest and having a shorter femur can be a result. Other problems include avascular necrosis, and hip impingement.

In brief: It could

The more severe the slip, and higher the chance of complications.
Growth arrest and having a shorter femur can be a result. Other problems include avascular necrosis, and hip impingement.
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