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A 13-year-old female falls and sustains the injury shown in Figure A. Which of the following statements is true regarding the treatment of this condition?
Time to definitive surgical procedure has no effect on outcome
Open reduction with capsular decompression is contraindicated
Internal fixation with a cephalomedullary nail leads to higher union rates than screw fixation
Nonunion is the most common complication if surgical intervention is performed
Closed reduction and cannulated screw fixation across the physis is an acceptable form of surgical management
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What is the most common complication following surgical fixation for the fracture shown in Figure A in an 8-year-old boy?
Clinically significant limb length discrepancy
HPI - Pain and weakness right hip during last two years. Limping gait since 10 years old but was doing very well.
What was the most likely cause of his hip dislocation and deformation?