Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis is the leading cause of limp in the adolescent population. Obesity and endocrine disorders are major predisposing factors that very often lead to bilateral hip. Dec 12, 2010 · Introduction. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is the most frequent hip disorder among adolescents. There is a risk of developing osteoarthritis (OA) later in life, but symptomatic OA generally does not appear until the fourth or fifth decade of life [1–4].Thus, long-term follow-up studies are necessary to predict outcome.Cited by: 66.
Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE), also known as a slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), (plural: epiphyses) is a relatively common condition affecting the physis of the proximal femur in adolescents. It is one of the commonest hip abnormalities in . Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is the most common hip disorder affecting the adolescent population, usually individuals between 8 and 15 years old. However, there are few case reports of older patients in the literature to date. It is believed that the etiology is multifactorial and may include Cited by: 4.
Rationale: Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a common hip problem in adolescents, usually individuals between 8 and 15 years old. Because of the frequent finding of growth abnormalities in affected children, various endocrine disturbances have been reported as the cause of the disease. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a condition of the hip joint that affects adolescents. In SCFE, the head, or "ball," of the thigh bone (referred to as the femoral head) slips off the neck of the thigh bone. An analogy commonly used to describe this condition is that it can be like a scoop of ice cream slipping off the top of a cone.