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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Flexion, internal rotation, and valgus-producing proximal femoral osteotomy Imhauser osteotomy. SCFE affects approximately 1—10 perchildren. Therefore the head of the femur is usually pinned ‘as is’.

He is treated with surgical intervention and post-operative radiographs are shown in Figures B and C. Physical examination reveals external rotation of the extremity with hip flexion. Read stories from our feoral.

Surgery for SCFE is done under general anesthesia when a patient is completely asleep.

This is called the physis, and it’s made out of cartilage, which is weaker than bone. From Monday to Friday from 9 a. Because the epiphysis moves posteriorly, it appears smaller because of projectional factors.

He has an antalgic gait and increased external rotation of his foot progression angle compared to the contralateral side. Case 15 Case Failure to treat a SCFE may lead to: Open reduction and pinning with multiple cannulated screws in an inverted triangle configuration.

They’re also more likely to require additional surgery to take care of the hip. The disease can be treated with external in-situ pinning or open reduction and pinning. Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias. Case 13 Case It is actually the metaphysis neck part of a bone which slips in an anterior direction with external rotation.


However, the dose required for the examination means that it should not be used unless absolutely necessary. However, teens with unstable SCFE have a greater chance of developing other problems later, like stiff epicisiolisis, early arthritis, leg length differences, or avascular necrosis where part of the “ball” dies from lack of blood supply.

It is therefore is more easily seen on the frog-leg lateral view rather than the AP hip view. In a chronic slip, the physis becomes sclerotic and the metaphysis widens coxa magna.

Ffmoral radiographs are shown in Figures A and B. How Is It Diagnosed? Also, the axis of the physis alters during growth and moves from being horizontal to being oblique. In 65 percent of cases of SCFE, the person is over the 95th percentile for weight.

Children’s Hospital’s main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood.

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MRI can be used to examine the contralateral hip which is important because of the high incidence of bilateral slip. Archives of Disease femorwl Childhood. In the pre-slip phase, there is a widening of the growth plate with irregularity and blurring of the physeal edges and demineralisation of the metaphysis. To make an appointmentplease call PEDS from 7 a. Subscriber If you already have your login data, please click here.


Deslizamiento de la epífisis capital femoral (SCFE, o epifisiolisis) (para Padres)

AP pelvis radiograph is shown in Figure A. On physical examination she has restricted hip flexion motion, an external rotation deformity, and obligatory external rotation upon hip flexion manuevering. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This type of pain is called referred painwhich means pain starts in one part of the body but is felt in another part. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat 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.

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Her parents indicate that outside radiographs were interpreted to be normal. If a doctor thinks you may have SCFE you’ll need to see an orthopedic doctor a doctor who specializes in the treatment of boneswho will do a physical exam, checking the range of motion of the hips and legs and seeing if there is any pain.