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

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What are the symptoms of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?

Some of the major symptoms that indicate an individual is suffering from this condition are:

  • Pain in the affected hip, groin, knee, thigh
  • Stiffness in the affected hip
  • Instability in the affected hip
  • Inability to walk properly
  • A discrepancy in the lengths of the legs
  • Limping
  • Lesser movement in the hip than normal
  • Excessive pain in the leg so the child stops putting weight on it

Doctors at Yashoda Hospitals have the best knowledge of their field and with their expertise, they help the patient get the treatment specific to their problems.

Symptoms and Complications of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

What are the risk factors of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?

Some risk factors that predispose an individual to this condition are:

  • Acetabular retroversion and femoral retroversion
  • A history of previous exposure to radiation to the femoral head region

What are the complications of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?

The most common complications of this condition are:

  • Avascular necrosis: It is the condition wherein due to the inadequate blood supply, the bone tissue dies. This is a major complication that follows in patients with unstable SCFE.
  • Chondrolysis: It is a rare but serious condition in which the articular cartilage present on the surface of the hip starts degenerating rapidly which results in a painful deformity in the affected hip.

Although early detection and proper treatment of SCFE will help decrease the chance of complications, some patients may still experience these problems.

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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