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Posted by Lynda on November 12, 2000 at 20:46:29:

In Reply to: slipped capital femeral epiphysis (scfe) posted by Rhonda on February 28, 2000 at 17:17:07:

: I have a six year old boy with a slipped epiphysis. In Nov. he had surgery they put a screw in. He still has a limp and I was wondering if anybody has been through this?

I am an 18 year old female. I went through that when I was 10 years old. When they pinned it they knew that the leg with the hip was goign to be shorter, and that it is... only about 1/4 of an inch though. I have learned how to walk so noone can tell that I limp, and the slight problem that I ruin shoes pretty easily is not a big deal to me.

I am going through some problems right now. walking around on hills has always been a challenge, but coming onto campus has made it really hurt... I went to the doctor, and took some x-rays. My pin has been left in all this time by the advise of the doctors, well it cause a slight blockage of the blood flow. Because I hated doctors I didnt want to go visit mine, and this blockage was not detected. The blood flow has made it so that the ball is completely messed up, and I will need a hip replacement in about three years. All of this has happened at an aweful time in my life... between college, and everything else... but I am strong and I will prevail, and so will your son. By the time he is my age they will have had incredible bounds in the medical field, and what has gone on with mine won't even be an issue... At least I hope that for yours and your sons benefit...

I hope you and your family the best of luck, and yes...there are us who have successfully made it through this...the only thing we can do is pray and hopefully everything will turn out for the best!

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