Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis | Overview

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What is slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a hip problem that starts if the epiphysis (growing end) of the femur (thigh bone) slips from the ball of the hip joint. SCFE may develop in one leg or it may occur in both legs.

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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis by RT Loder (American Family Physician May 01, 1998, http://www.aafp.org/afp/980501ap/loder.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 05/98

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