Slipped epiphysis | definition of slipped epiphysis by Medical dictionary
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slipped epiphysis Separation at the junction between the shaft of a long bone and the growing sector at the end (the EPIPHYSIS). This usually results from a fall or applied force. An undisplaced epiphysis heals rapidly without ill effect, but, otherwise, careful REDUCTION is necessary to avoid disturbance of growth.
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or osteoarthritis was 25% (Hagglund and associates (3) in 1988 had shown that osteoarthritis of the hip can be secondary to a minor slip).