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Shear Strength of the Pig Capital Femoral Epiphyseal Plate: An Experimental Model for Human Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Fixation Studies

[+] Author Affiliations
Brian J. Ipsen, John L. Williams, Michael J. Harris

University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Thomas L. Schmidt

Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

Paper No. IMECE2002-32611, pp. 415-416; 2 pages
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Advances in Bioengineering
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3650-9 | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disorder affecting adolescent children [1]. The etiology is not fully understood but thought to be multifactorial, related to both biological and biomechanical factors [2]. SCFE occurs when the epiphysis of the proximal femur slips in relation to the metaphysis through the growth plate, causing pain, disability and potential long-term sequellae from joint incongruity. The treatment for SCFE typically involves some form of stabilization procedure using pins, screws, bone grafting, osteotomy, or casting.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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