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What is slipped capital femoral epiphysis?
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Dr. James Shapiro
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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