Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis | Causes & Risk Factors

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Who gets SCFE?

SCFE usually affects children between the ages of 8 and 15 years of age. SCFE often affects children who are overweight. More boys than girls get SCFE, and it's more common in blacks than in whites. Doctors don’t know the exact cause of SCFE.

Source

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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