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Pediatric Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

Key Points About Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis in Children

  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a condition of the hip joint that affects children. The femoral head slips off the neck of the thighbone.
  • SCFE causes hip pain that gets worse with activity. Your child may also have a limp or walk with the leg turned outward.
  • An exam and X-rays can help diagnose SCFE.
  • Treatment includes surgery and physical therapy.
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