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ABSTRACT: High femoral epiphysiolysis is a frequent disability in French Polynesia, occurring more in obese young people that being a morphotype quite frequent in this geographical area. It is often at the stage of acute epiphysiolysis or fixed coxa vara these patients are examined. At such stage, sequellae are major and evolving to precocious coxarthrosis. It is at a stage of progressive coxarthrosis at the beginning that treatment and recovery are possible without sequellae. Any practitioner has to think about it when confronted to any pain in a hip of teenager, so a surgical treatment, in good conditions could be performed.
Médecine tropicale: revue du Corps de santé colonial 01/1992; 52(1):75-8.