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What do you recommend for slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
See your doctor: I recommend seeing your family physician or sports medicine specialist or orthopedics to give a proper physical exam to determine what the cause is and to give you the proper treatment.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

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Dr. Jason Huffman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 23 years experience
X-Rays: The diagnosis of slipped capital femoral epiphysis is made by taking x-rays of the hip and pelvis.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Hip pain: Clinically, patient may report hip pain, medial thigh pain, and/or knee pain; or acute or insidious onset of a limp; and decreased range of motion of the hip.Plain radiograph of hips usually confirms diagnosis.Treatment is primarily operative internal fixation with screw.Goal is to prevent complications such as avascular necrosis. May affect more overweight and tall adolescents.Boys more common .
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

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Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 37 years experience
Hip fracture: In teenagers, the ball of the hip is like an ice cream ball on an ice cream cone. It is possible for the "ball" (epiphysis) to move out (slip) of the "cone." this occurs through the growth plate (physis).
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are your experiences with treating slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
SCFE: Pain. External rotation deformity if not treated. May lead to early arthritis.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

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Dr. Viraj Lakdawala
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
SCFE: (scfe) is characterized by a displacement of the capital femoral epiphysis from the femoral neck through the physeal plate. Kids with scfe should be referred promptly to an orthopedic surgeon; they must avoid bearing weight until they have undergone orthopedic evaluation. The prognosis of scfe is related to the severity of the slip.

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