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Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common pediatric hip disorder and occurs when mechanical stress or trauma induces slip of the epiphysis, resulting in lower extremity pain and abnormal gait. Standard management is immediate in situ screw fixation (ISF) upon radiographic diagnosis. Delays in the timing of operative fixation inevitably occur due to the inaccessibility of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, patient demographics, and large referral regions. Delayed operativedoi:10.17615/16fp-tj27 fatcat:gwsjsbsh5zfkrb3dkugbdtit4m