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Jeremy Frank, MD - US. Olympic Training Center
Orthopedic conditions affect people of all ages, from new borns to elderly individuals. Some conditions may be congenital while some may be developed after birth.
Our expert team of physicians, surgeons and nurses specialize in providing the utmost care and best possible treatment for spine disorders in the pediatric population.
Sports medicine involves treating sports injuries which occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising.
The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints and is the point where the thigh bone (femur) and the pelvis (acetabulum) join.
Limb lengthening is a reconstructive procedure where the deformed bone is straightened or missing bone is replaced.

Femoral head redirection surgery for SCFE

SCFE is a disorder which usually occurs in adolescents shortly after the onset of puberty. In this condition the ball present at the end of the thigh bone or femur slips backwards due to weakness of the growth plate in children. This condition can be treated with the help of a surgical procedure which involves correction of the condition by redirecting the femoral head back into its position.

Femoral head redirection surgery for SCFE is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, your surgeon makes an incision near the hip and a cut is made over the thigh bone. The ball (at the head of the thigh bone) is re-positioned into the hip socket with the help of a metal plate. These plates are very strong so that they can hold the bone in place. Your child will be referred to physical therapy after the surgery to assist your child to walk and for strengthening exercises.

This surgery may be associated with a few complications such as infections at the site of the surgery and sometimes fractures. However, these complications are very rare.Children mostly respond well to the surgical treatment.