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What is slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

What is slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (Definition)

(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


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What to do about hip pinning for slipped capital femoral epiphysis (scfe)?

What to do about hip pinning for slipped capital femoral epiphysis (scfe)?

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

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What are the tests for slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

What are the tests for slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

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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Questions on slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Will your leg end up shorter?

Questions on slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Will your leg end up shorter?

It could: The more severe the slip, and higher the chance of complications. Growth arrest and having a shorter femur can be a result. Other problems include avascular necrosis, and hip impingement. ...Read more

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Is there a link between scfe (slipped capital femoral epiphysis) and infertility?

Is there a link between scfe (slipped capital femoral epiphysis) and infertility?

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

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Can arthroscopic knee surgery correct fracture of femoral condyle?

Can arthroscopic knee surgery correct fracture of femoral condyle?

Can assist: Certain fracture patterns of the femoral condyle can be assisted by using arthroscopy. It can judge whether out not the fracture is significantly displaced or if there is an associate cartilage damage. Some fractures can be percutaneusly resuced and screws place tohold the fragments in place and not require an open procedure. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

What are some treatments for slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

SCFE: For acute: usually orif screw fixation in-situ to prevent further slip. For chronic, osteotomy or possible further joint replacement if unable to manage pain conservatively. ...Read more

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Can back trauma cause slipped femoral epiphysis?

Can back trauma cause slipped femoral epiphysis?

Not likely: Trauma isolated to the back is not likely to cause a slipped capital femoral epiphysis. That being said, it is rare for trauma to be purely isolated to the back. If there was significant trauma it may have injured multiple parts of the body. ...Read more

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Where is subcapital humeral neck fracture?

Where is subcapital humeral neck fracture?

Below the ball porti: The upper arm is the humerus bone and at the top is shaped like a ball sitting on a tube, where the tube flares and the ball starts is the sub capital humeral neck-a common area for fracture. ...Read more

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What is tibial derotation osteotomy along with femoral derotation osteotomy?

What is tibial derotation osteotomy along with femoral derotation osteotomy?

Good question: Osteotimy is a cut in the bone. In a derotational osteotimy, the bone is cut and then rotated to a better position and this corrected position is usually then held in place by a plate and screws. In this case, the surgery is done on the tibia and femur. The most common indication would be severe malalignment of the leg such as a severe case of "in- toeing." ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

Surgery: Usually internal fixation with metallic screw to fuse growth plate and prevent further slippage. Sometimes bilateral and orthopedic surgeons are pinning both hips. This prevents other hip from eventually slipping. 20 to 40 percent of cases, SCFE affects both hips ...Read more

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What does "left distal femoral osteotomy genu valgum" mean?

What does "left distal femoral osteotomy genu valgum" mean?

Surgery type: If you have a knee angular deformity, it can be corrected by cutting a bone (an osteotomy) near the knee joint to change the alignment of the knee. A knock-knee deformity is also called genu valgum, from the latin roots. The correction of a knock knee is usually done by cutting the end of the femur to make the correction. The term "distal" refers to end of the femur at the level of the knee. ...Read more

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How can I regain flexibility in my hip joints after surgery for slip capital femoral epiphysis?

How can I regain flexibility in my hip joints after surgery for slip capital femoral epiphysis?

Therapy...!!!: Therapy is the answer....Therapeutic exercises, stretching exercises, treadmill, bike , etc. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

What do you recommend for slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

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. ...Read more

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What is femoral acetabulum impingement?

What is femoral acetabulum impingement?

The head of the: Femur is pressed against the socket of your hip bone and there's not adequate space in that joint. Google on line for images of hip joint/ femoral acetabulum impingement. Take care! ...Read more

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Can i go hiking if I have slipped capital femoral epiphysis surgery?

Depends: You should check with your orthopedic surgeon. When was your surgery? ...Read more

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Surgery time for tibial tubercle osteotomy?

If failed nonop: If all nonoperative measures for suspected patellar instability have been tried and failed, then T.T. osteotomy can be used to treat this problem. However, the success rate with this surgery is fair to good with a long recovery. I would make sure you have been through a long course of PT and used a quality brace first. If can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more