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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disorder affecting adolescents.[1] It is a disorder of the immature hip in which anatomic disruption occurs through the proximal femoral physis. It is characterized by a posterior displacement of the epiphysis through the hypertrophic zone with the metaphysis taking on an anterior and superior position.[2].


Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disorder seen in adolescents. It affects 10 in every 100,000 children in the United States. Although its cause is unknown, SCFE may be related to the onset of puberty, body mass and obesity, trauma, or other factors.


Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a hip condition that occurs in teens and pre-teens who are still growing. For reasons that are not well understood, the ball at the head of the femur (thighbone) slips off the neck of the bone in a backwards direction.


Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disorder in adolescents, occurring in 10.8 per 100,000 children. SCFE usually occurs in those eight to 15 years of age and is one of ...


A slipped capital femoral epiphysis occurs when there is a fracture at the neck or top of the thigh bone causing hip pain. It is more common in boys aged 11 to 16 years old and usually develops gradually but can occur suddenly. Failure to recognise this injury may cause long term damage and surgery may be required.


Classification of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: A SCFE will be classified as acute, chronic, or acute on chronic. The slip is classified as chronic if symptoms have been present for more than three weeks with gradual onset and progression.


Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is when the top part of the thighbone, shaped like a ball, slips off the straight part of the thighbone. The treatment is to stabilize the bone so the “ball” doesn’t slip anymore.


Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE or skiffy, slipped upper femoral epiphysis, SUFE or souffy, coxa vara adolescentium) is a medical term referring to a fracture through the growth plate (physis), which results in slippage of the overlying end of the femur ().. Normally, the head of the femur, called the capital, should sit squarely on the femoral neck.


Welcome to Hershey Orthopedic & Spine Rehabilitation’s resource about slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a condition that affects the hip in teenagers between the ages of 12 and 16 most often. Cases have been reported as early as age nine years old.


Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is a hip condition that occurs when the ball at the top of the thigh bone (also known as the femoral head) slips backwards, away from the lower portion of the thigh bone. SCFE usually occurs in one hip, but both hips can be affected in 20 to 40 percent of people with SCFE.