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Hello my son is 20 ..... In 2012 he had a slipped capital

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Hello my son is 20 ..... In 2012 he had a slipped capital femoral epiphysis bi lateral ...... Screws in then removed ... He has complained on and off since of hip pain on one side since
Last sat ended up in ED in acute pain with same problem was discharged with crutch and told to f/ up with ortho specialist if persisted...dr Felt it was a strained hip only. Could his history of SLFE occur again after sealing? He says pain is same
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 2 years ago.

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has he seen his ortho yet?

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Customer:

Help and thank you! No

Customer:

He sees a GP tomorrow to get a referral

Dr. P. Jyoti :

well he needs to see an ortho at the earliest

Dr. P. Jyoti :

this can be a recurrence of the problems from SLFE

Dr. P. Jyoti :

sometimes there may be a recurrence of the SLFE itself

Dr. P. Jyoti :

it can also be other complications of SLFE

Customer:

I thought that might be the case, We don't have an appointment till 5pm unfortunately.

Dr. P. Jyoti :

this can be chondrolysis, or loss of articular cartilage of the joint

Dr. P. Jyoti :

it can also be avascular necrosis,or decrease of blood supply to the head

Customer:

I am a registered nurse myself and probably doesn't help with my knowledge too..and being his mum :-)

Dr. P. Jyoti :

you need to see your GP and get a referrral to the ortho

Dr. P. Jyoti :

discuss about the possibilities of these two complications - avascular necrosis and chondrolysis

Dr. P. Jyoti :

this will ensure that the GP gives his referra

Dr. P. Jyoti :

a checkup with an Ortho is a must

Dr. P. Jyoti :

tests like CT and/or MRI of the joint will be needed

Dr. P. Jyoti :

do not worry, these complications can be treated

Dr. P. Jyoti :

but you nr

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but you need to be seen at the earliest

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Customer:

Thank you …will 5pm be too late or should I take hime in earlier?

Customer:

Sorry ..Yes you said earliest!

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hello

Dr. P. Jyoti :

no thats ok

Dr. P. Jyoti :

its not a medical emergency

Dr. P. Jyoti :

so it can wait for these days dont worry

Dr. P. Jyoti :

i meant earliest in terms of days but not necessarily in terms of hours

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you
Your information was THE most helpful I had received. My son was in a motorbike accident since this and broke his femur on his other leg... He is recovering well now however .

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