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Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is one of the most important pediatric and adolescent hip disorders encountered in medical practice. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is an condition of the proximal femoral physis that leads to slippage of the metaphysis relative to the. Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE), also known as a slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), is a relatively common condition affecting the physis of the.

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The pain and the limp typically tend to come and go, worsening with activity and getting better with rest. Multiplane reconstruction allows assessment of the relationship of the femoral head to the metaphysis in three femorla.

The diagnosis requires x-rays of the pelvis, with anteriorposterior AP and frog-leg lateral views. As such prophylactic pinning is recommended by some 3. Children with a SCFE experience a decrease in their range of motion, and are often unable to complete hip flexion or fully rotate the hip inward. The initial radiograph is shown in Figure A. Currently, osteosynthesis using a single cannulated screw is the preferred procedure. Normally, the head of the femurcalled the capital, should sit squarely on the femoral neck.

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) (for Teens)

Which of the following is associated with the radiographic abnormality seen in Figure B? Because the physis has yet to close, the blood supply to the epiphysis still should be derived from the femoral neck; however, this late in childhood, the supply is tenuous and frequently lost after the fracture occurs.

This is called the physis, and it’s made out of cartilage, which is weaker than bone. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias. Make a donation online. But in some teens — particularly those who are obese — the thighbone and the hipbone are a little less well connected than they should be because of a condition called slipped capital femoral epiphysis SCFE.


Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Nelson textbook of pediatrics 19th ed. What is the next step in management? CiteScore measures average citations received per document published. For general information and inquiresplease call Almost all cases require surgery, which usually involves the placement of one or two pins into the femoral head to prevent further slippage. This type of pain is called referred painwhich means pain starts in one part of the body but is felt in another part.

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Also, the axis of the physis alters during growth and moves from being horizontal to being oblique. Radiographs are shown in Figures A and B.

A stable SCFE usually causes the person to limp and walk with the foot turned outward. She has 2 years of activity-related left hip pain and pain with prolonged sitting.

In severe cases, after enough rest the patient may require physical therapy to regain strength and movement back to the leg. Visit Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation’s website to: In these cases, a magnetic resonance imaging study MRI might be ordered. An unstable SCFE is very serious because it can restrict blood flow to the hip joint.

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In this case, pain begins in the affected hip joint but is felt in the normal knee joint. Fortunately, when recognized early, most cases of Epidisiolisis can be treated successfully. He is treated with surgical intervention and post-operative radiographs are shown in Figures B and C. Retrieved from ” https: Valgus-producing intertrochanteric proximal femoral osteotomy Pauwel osteotomy. To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC’s epifisiolisix bill payment system.


Closed reduction and pinning with multiple cannulated screws in an inverted triangle configuration.

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The left hip is more often affected than the right. Obesity is another key predisposing factor in the development of SCFE. Ultrasound may be performed in the assessment of hip pain.

Subscriber If you already have your login data, please click here. Stress on the hip causes the epiphysis to move posteriorly and medially. They’re also more likely to require additional surgery to take care of the hip.

Consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon is necessary epifisiolisiz repair this problem. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis SCFE or skiffyslipped upper femoral epiphysisSUFE or souffycoxa vara adolescentium is a medical term referring to a fracture through the growth plate physiswhich results in slippage of the overlying end of the femur metaphysis. In situ percutaneous pinning with multiple cannulated screws in an inverted triangle configuration. A good, stable connection at your hip joint is what lets you walk, run, make that jump shot, and shake it on the dance floor.

Often the range of motion in the hip is restricted in internal rotationabductionand flexion.

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

Slipped upper femoral epiphysis is more common in boys than girls and more common in Afro-Caribbeans than Caucasians. See a list of upcoming fundraising events. L6 – years in practice.