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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

  • Heather Hansen
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Abstract

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is seen most commonly in adolescents. It is associated with obesity and metabolic disorders. It can present as hip, groin, knee, or thigh pain. A lateral radiograph is the most sensitive for detecting SCFEs. Treatment is operative fixation.

Keywords

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis Stable vs. unstable Klein’s line Obligate external rotation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heather Hansen
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  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of OrthopaedicsAlpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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