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Rev Esp Cir Ortop Traumatol. 2012 Nov-Dec;56(6):506-14. doi: 10.1016/j.recot.2012.07.004. Epub 2012 Sep 24.

[Slipped capital femoral epiphysis].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología Infantil, Hospital Universitario Infantil Niño Jesús, Madrid, España. smartinez@salud.madrid.org

Abstract

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is characterized by displacement of the capital femoral epiphysis from the metaphysis through the physis. The term is confusing, because the metaphysis moves upward and outward while the epiphysis remains in the acetabulum. The SCFE is considered stable when the child is able to walk with or without crutches, and it is considered unstable when the child cannot walk with or without crutches. Patients with SCFE present with pain in the groin, knee and limp. The current treatment of stable SCFE is in situ stabilization with a single screw.

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10.1016/j.recot.2012.07.004
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