Hip Disorders Program Patient Stories

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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: Zachary’s Story

Orthopedic Surgery Patient Zachary

Diagnosed with slipped capital femoral epiphysis of the hip, 12-year-old Zachary faced life-long disability. Thanks to a specialized surgery available at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, surgeons were able to restore Zachary’s normal hip anatomy, allowing him to regain his active lifestyle.