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What happens if I had slipped capital femoral epiphysis (scfe) and I had surgery for it. Is it possible to happen again?

No.... SCFE occurs most commonly in 10-14 year olds; there may be an association w/ weight. I assume u had your screw or pin removed. The growth plate of the hip is now well closed. Occasionally, later in life (middle age most commonly) the hip can develop degenerative changes because of the misshapened femoral head and lead to arthritis. Hopefully not for u... Best of Luck!
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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.