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(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 ...Read more
What happens if I had slipped capital femoral epiphysis (scfe) and I had surgery for it. is it possible to happen again?
Once each hip: SCFE can only happen once if stabilized with surgery. Early post op before growth plate fuses to prevent further slippage,possible for hardware to change position and sometimes lose stabilization.If pin protrudes into joint cartilage damage (chondrolysis) is possible..Sometimes complication of avascular necrosis can occur with pinned slipped epiphysisHowever opposite hip can slip at different time ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Scfe (slipped capital femoral epiphysis) usually occurs during the pre-pubertal growth spurt, before a girl starts her periods. It is more common with childhood obesity, and can be associated with hormonal disorders like underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or hypogonadism - low levels of estrogen. Thyroid problems should be treated. Hypogonadism can cause infertility in later life. ...Read more
Commonly done: Hip pin is commonly used to help treat SCFE. many experts would recommend it if a pt has SCFE I am not sure what you are asking. ...Read more
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 . ...Read more
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). ...Read more
X-Rays: The diagnosis of slipped capital femoral epiphysis is made by taking x-rays of the hip and pelvis. ...Read more
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