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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Complications, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a condition in which the growth plate (physis) gets fractured, which results in slippage of the overlying end of the femur.

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis and it's Causes

What are the causes of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?

This condition is caused due to one or more of the following factors which affect bone health:

  • Positive family history of SCFE
  • Obesity
  • Endocrine disorders such as diabetes, thyroid disease
References: 
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Ortho Bullets. Available at: http://www.orthobullets.com/pediatrics/4040/slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis-scfe Accessed on June 15, 2020.
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Medscape. Available at: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/91596-overview Accessed on June 15, 2020.
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Hopkins Medicine. Available at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis Accessed on June 15, 2020.
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Clevelandclinic Available at: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17485-slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis Accessed on June 15, 2020.
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“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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