en españolDeslizamiento de la epífisis capital femoral (SCFE, o epifisiolisis). A good, stable connection at the hip joint is what lets us walk, run, jump, and many . En algunos niños, particularmente en los que son obesos, el hueso del muslo y el de la cadera no están conectados como deberían debido a una afección. 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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SCFEs occurs slightly more commonly in adolescent malesespecially young black males, although it also affects females. Marrow edema is non-specific, and while it may indicate early bone changes in SUFE, there are numerous other causes, e.

In all situations, especially when imaging children, the fewest number of radiographs, with the smallest exposed area is performed. Treatment of the contralateral hip is more controversial. In 65 epifisiolidis of cases of SCFE, the person is over the 95th percentile for weight.

Obesity is a significant risk factor. W B Saunders Co.

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) (for Parents)

Slipped upper femoral epiphysis is more common in boys than girls and more common in Afro-Caribbeans than Caucasians. If your child is overweight and you need help developing a safe diet and exercise plan, talk to your child’s doctor.

Which of the following is associated with the radiographic abnormality seen in Figure B? Because some patients have a high risk of an SCFE in the other hip, the surgeon might also stabilize that side too, even if it hasn’t slipped yet.


Her parents indicate that outside radiographs were interpreted to be normal.

They’re also more likely to require additional surgery to take care of the hip. Please login to add comment. Case 5 Case acpital. However, kids with unstable SCFEs have a greater chance of developing other problems later, such as stiff hips, early arthritis, leg length differences, or avascular necrosis where part of the “ball” dies from lack of blood supply.

What is the most common limb length and rotational profile found as a sequelae of this condition? X-ray showing a slipped capital femoral epiphysis, before and after surgical fixation. However, the dose required for the examination means that it should not be used unless absolutely necessary. National Institute of Health. Bernese periacetabular osteotomy with extension, external rotation, and valgus-producing femoral osteotomy.

Open reduction and pinning with multiple cannulated screws in an inverted triangle configuration.

In these cases, a magnetic resonance imaging study MRI might be ordered. She has no complains in the hips. Doctors will continue to order follow-up X-rays to monitor the condition. One in five cases involve both hips, resulting in pain on both sides of the body. It is therefore is more easily seen on the frog-leg lateral view rather than the AP hip view. A good, stable connection at your hip joint is what lets you walk, run, make that jump shot, and shake it on the dance floor. In rare cases, the X-rays will come back normal, but the pain, stiffness, and other problems will still be there.


All information is for educational purposes only. In the majority of cases, further surgery is not needed.

On the AP, a line drawn up the lateral edge of the femoral neck line of Klein fails to intersect the epiphysis during the acute phase Trethowan sign. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint, which means that the rounded end of one bone in epfisiolisis case, the “ball” of the thighbone fits into the hollow of another bone the pelvis.

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

Alignment of the epiphysis with respect to the femoral metaphysis can be used to grade the degree of slippage: Ball-and-socket joints offer the greatest range of movement of all types of joints, which is why you can move your legs forward, backward, and all around.

Read stories from our kids. Grading System — based on percentage of slippage. Epifisillisis textbook of pediatrics 19th ed.

SCFE is a shift at the upper part of the thighbone, or femur, that results in a weakened hip joint. Catching SCFE early makes a big difference in how easily doctors can treat it.