my son has just been diagnosed with slipped upper femoral epiphysis, or sufe for short. he is going in hospital on 19th nov for operation. he has got to have his hip fractured and reset. i have been looking up sufe on internet, and whilst i am able to find some info, the only ops spoke about are ones to fix screws to secure hip. my son is 15 aand has suffered with a limp and pain aronund the knee and thigh for possibly a year, slowly getting worse. he was referred to hospital by his doctor, i was expecting him to need physio, so am in total shock. after ct scan it was explained the slip was acute and was past pinning. i would be grateful of any info regarding sufe or the op.
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