A comparison of children in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, UK.
Background: Variation exists in the peak presentation of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). The objective of this study was to compare two cohorts of children (South Africa and the UK) and explore similarities and differences regarding demographic and epidemiological features, incidence and seasonal variation in peak presentation. Patients presenting with SCFE at one of two hospitals were included in the study.
Author List: Firth GB, Foster M, Pieterse C, Ramguthy Y, Izu A, Bacarese-Hamilton J, Ramachandran M. Effect of seasonal variation on the peak presentation of slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
Journal Name: J Pediatr Orthop B. 2020 May;29(3):268-274. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000689. PMID: 31688335.