AVN drives need for THA in patients with SCF

By Annie Hayashi

Relatively low incidence of AVN, but condition leads to earlier arthroplasty

Avascular necrosis (AVN) was the leading cause for total hip arthroplasty (THA) in young adults with slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), according to a study presented by Amy L. McIntosh, MD, at the recent Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).

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