Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
Johns K, Tavarez MM. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis. 2020 Jul 10. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan–. PMID: 30855886.
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), also called slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE), is the most common hip pathology in pre-adolescent and adolescents. However, this diagnosis is often delayed or missed due to either atypical presentation, such as thigh or knee pain, or the chronic nature of the presentation. The differential diagnosis for pre-adolescent and adolescents presenting with leg pain is broad; thus, the medical provider must always consider the diagnosis of SCFE. Delay in the diagnosis of SCFE is associated with higher rates of complications, including femoral head osteonecrosis.
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