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  Your Orthopaedic Connection: Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is an unusual disorder of the adolescent hip.
For reasons that are not well understood, the ball at the upper end of the femur (thigh bone) slips off in a backward direction.
In most cases, slipping of the epiphysis is a slow and gradual process.
orthoinfo.aaos.org /fact/thr_report.cfm?Thread_ID=160&topcategory=Hip   (789 words)

  
 Definition of epiphysis - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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  Slipped Epiphysis
A Slipped Epiphysis occurs most of the time in growing children, usually between 8 years old to the late teenage years.
A slipped capital femoral epiphysis takes place when the tip of the hip falls off the growth plate causing it to not fit in the hip socket correctly.
Gone uncorrected, a slipped epiphysis can lead to degenative arthritis causing further problems.
www.thehipdoc.com /epiph.htm   (97 words)

  
  Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Femoral epiphysis is a secondary bone-forming center of the femur, separated from the main part of the bone by cartilage during the period of bone immaturity.
The prognosis in slipped epiphysis is related to both the promptness of diagnosis and the degree of slipping.
Slipping of the upper femoral epiphysis occurs predominantly in obese children with underdeveloped sexual characteristics and, less commonly, in tall, thin children.
www.healthcentral.com /encyclopedia/408/286.html   (1039 words)

  
 CIGNA - Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A slipped capital femoral epiphysis occurs when the upper end of the thigh bone (femur) slips at the area where the bone is growing (growth plate or physis) and does not fit in the hip socket correctly.
X-rays and sometimes CT scan or MRI are used to confirm a diagnosis of slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
The goal of treatment for a slipped capital femoral epiphysis is to prevent further slippage and reduce complications of the condition.
www.cigna.com /healthinfo/tp22227spec.html   (330 words)

  
 Dr. Koop - Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
A slipped capitol femoral epiphysis is a separation of the ball of the hip joint from the thigh bone (femur) at the upper growing end (growth plate) of the bone.
A slipped capitol femoral epiphysis is a condition that is most common in growing children, especially between ages 11 and 15.
An epiphysis is an area at the end of a long bone that is separated from the main part of the bone by the physeal plate (growth plate).
www.drkoop.com /ency/408/000972.html   (311 words)

  
 SLIPPED FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS
The femoral epiphysis is the ball of the hip joint in a child.
Insertion of pins between the epiphysis and the thigh bone prevents further slipping and tends to cause the growth plate to fuse.
After a major acute slip, the bone of the epiphysis may be deprived of its blood supply (avascular necrosis).
www.surgerydoor.co.uk /medical_conditions/Indices/S/slipped_femoral_epiphysis.htm   (862 words)

  
 Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
A slipped capitol femoral epiphysis is a separation of the ball of the hip joint from the thigh bone (femur) at the upper growing end (growth plate) of the bone.
A slipped capitol femoral epiphysis is a condition that is most common in growing children, especially between ages 11 and 15.
An epiphysis is an area at the end of a long bone that is separated from the main part of the bone by the physeal plate (growth plate).
www.pennhealth.com /ency/article/000972.htm   (450 words)

  
 Orthoseek | Orthopedic Topics | Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a condition that happens in adolescents where the epiphysis (the growth center) of the femoral head displaces or slips out of alignment from the rest of the femur.
The head of the femur, the ball of the hip joint, is formed from a separate growth center from the rest of the femur.
This separate growth center is called the epiphysis, and in a growing child is connected to the rest of the femur by rapidly proliferating cartilage called the epiphyseal plate.
www.orthoseek.com /articles/scfe.html   (1006 words)

  
 Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis : Health Topics: University of Iowa Health Care
A disease called slipped capital femoral epiphysis is most likely to occur during the growth spurt just before puberty.
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is a disease of the hip joint.
The capital femoral epiphysis is the growth center located in the head of the thighbone.
www.uihealthcare.com /topics/bonesjointsmuscles/bone3454.html   (485 words)

  
 Connecticut Children's Medical Center - Orthopaedics Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
The diagnosis is verified by an AP and lateral x ray of the femoral head and neck.
Optimal pin placement in the center of the epiphysis as seen on the AP and lateral views is mandatory.
This is the instance where two pin placement is indicated to prevent rotation or further slipping of the epiphysis.
www.ccmckids.org /services/orthopaedics_epiphysis.asp   (1330 words)

  
 eMedicine - Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis : Article by Brent Adler, MD
By convention, position and alignment in SCFE is described by referring to the relationship of the proximal fragment (capital femoral epiphysis) to the normal distal fragment (femoral neck).
Because the physis has yet to close, the blood supply to the epiphysis still should be derived from the femoral neck; however, this late in childhood, the supply is tenuous and frequently lost after the fracture occurs.
The nutrient vessels of the epiphysis are beginning to penetrate the physis as it closes, and when the physis is disrupted, avascular necrosis of the head may result, particularly if the head is manipulated.
www.emedicine.com /radio/topic641.htm   (2050 words)

  
 Fracture-Separation of the Distal Femoral Epiphysis in a Premature Neonate -- Eliahou et al. 25 (12): 1603 -- Journal ...
Fracture-Separation of the Distal Femoral Epiphysis in a Premature Neonate
Fracture of lower femoral epiphysis in an infant at birth: a rare obstetrical injury.
Sonographic diagnosis of traumatic separation of the proximal femoral epiphysis in the neonate.
www.jultrasoundmed.org /cgi/content/full/25/12/1603   (882 words)

  
 PROGRESSION OF CAPITAL FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS AFTER REMOVAL OF PINS:15(1)
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is a well known cause of painful limp between 10 to 17 years of age.
Overgrowth of the physis in the treatment of slipped capital femoral epiphysis is a known complication if longitudinal growth of the femoral neck continues at the normal rate and in the normal direction.
By studying this case, it is suggested that the pins should not be removed before the closure of the physis or, if the epiphysis has overgrown, they should be replaced by a new set of pins or screws to prevent further slippage of the epiphysis.
www.kfshrc.edu.sa /annals/151/cr.html   (797 words)

  
 Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a condition of the hip joint that affects children.
In SCFE, the head, or "ball," of the thigh bone (referred to as the femoral head) slips off the neck of the thigh bone.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital is located in Palo Alto, adjacent to Stanford University Hospital, approximately 20 miles north of San Jose, CA and 40 miles south of San Francisco.
www.lpch.org /DiseaseHealthInfo/HealthLibrary/orthopaedics/scfe.html   (692 words)

  
 The Physician and Sportsmedicine: Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis in an Obese Teenager
Surgical fixation of the slipped epiphysis is usually performed with one cannulated screw inserted perpendicular to the epiphyseal plate and through the center of the epiphysis.
The objective of this procedure is to prevent further slippage by transfixing the epiphysis and promoting closure of the physis.
Loder RT, Greenfield ML: Clinical characteristics of children with atypical and idiopathic slipped capital femoral epiphysis: description of the age-weight test and implications for further diagnostic investigation.
www.physsportsmed.com /issues/2003/0703/yang.htm   (1959 words)

  
 Child Health Library - Adolescent Medicine - Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
SCFE occurs in approximately two to ten per 100,000 children and is two to five times more likely to occur in boys than girls.
Long-term outlook for a adolescent with slipped capital femoral epiphysis:
The more severe the case, the greater the likelihood the adolescent will experience limited hip motion, differences in leg lengths, and further hip problems in adulthood.
www.chp.edu /greystone/adolescent/scfe.php   (677 words)

  
 CiteULike: Tag epiphysis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
[Comparison of the anti-tumor activity of extracts of the epiphysis and hypothalamus, melatonin and sigetin in mice with transplanted mammary gland cancer]
[The influence of low-molecular extracts from heterologous thymus, epiphysis and hypothalamus on the immune response in mice]
[Role of polypeptide factors of the hypothalamus and epiphysis in regulating the function of stem cell precursors of granulomonopoiesis]
www.citeulike.org /tag/epiphysis   (318 words)

  
 Disease - Slipped capital femoral epiphysis - Detroit, Michigan
An epiphysis is a site located at the end of a long bone.
It is separated from the main part of the bone by the physeal plate (growth plate).
It is more common in boys, in children who are obese, and in children who grow rapidly.
www.henryfordhealth.org /15550.cfm   (424 words)

  
 Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a hip problem that starts if the epiphysis (growing end) of the femur (thigh bone) slips from the ball of the hip joint.
SCFE may develop in one leg or it may occur in both legs.
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis by RT Loder (American Family Physician May 1, 1998, http://www.aafp.org/afp/980501ap/loder.html)
familydoctor.org /282.xml   (658 words)

  
 Delay in Diagnosis of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis -- Kocher et al. 113 (4): e322 -- Pediatrics
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis: long-term follow-up study of one hundred and twenty-one patients.
The significance of early diagnosis and treatment of slipping of the capital femoral epiphysis.
Acute slipped capital femoral epiphysis: the importance of physeal stability.
pediatrics.aappublications.org /cgi/content/full/113/4/e322   (2026 words)

  
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Epiphysis is the name for a rounded end of a long bone.
Epiphysis: The growth area near the end of a bone.
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis - May 1, 1998 - American Academy...
www.howstuffworks.com /search2.php?pg=&server=www.howstuffworks.com&terms=epiphysis   (102 words)

  
 BILATERAL SLIPPED CAPITAL FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS
On the AP pelvis radiograph, there was notable widening and irregularity of the proximal femoral epiphyseal growth plate, and Klein's line did not intersect the epiphysis
Loder R, Aronson D, Greenfield M: The epidemiology of bilateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis: A study of children in Michigan.
Segal L, Davidson R, Robertson W Jr, et al: Growth disturbances of the proximal femur after pinning of juvenile slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
gait.aidi.udel.edu /res695/homepage/pd_ortho/educate/clincase/scfe.htm   (690 words)

  
 Slipped epiphysis - WrongDiagnosis.com
A hip abnormality where the growing end (epiphysis) of the thigh bone slips from the ball of the hip joint.
For general information about Slipped epiphysis see our basic information pages.
Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Slipped epiphysis.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /s/slipped_epiphysis/intro.htm   (346 words)

  
 Medical Dictionary: Epiphysis - WrongDiagnosis.com - WrongDiagnosis.com
Epiphysis: the end of a long bone; initially separated from the main bone by a layer of cartilage that eventually ossifies so the parts become fused
Epiphysis : head of a long bone that is separated from the shaft by the epiphyseal plate until bone growth stops; at that time, the plate disappears and the head and shaft are united.
The following list attempts to classify Epiphysis into categories where each line is subset of the next.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /medical/epiphysis_printer.htm   (217 words)

  
 Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis -- Topic Overview
A slipped capital femoral epiphysis occurs when the upper end of the thigh bone (femur) slips at the area where the bone is growing (growth plate or physis) and does not fit in the hip socket correctly.
Rapid growth and an imbalance of hormones during adolescence may cause a slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
An injury or a rapid increase in body weight or height may trigger symptoms.
www.webmd.com /hw/raising_a_family/tp22228.asp   (165 words)

  
 Epiphysis definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Epiphysis definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Epiphysis: The growth area near the end of a bone.
MedicineNet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3287   (72 words)

  
 Frx of Proximal Tibial Epiphysis - Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics
Frx of Proximal Tibial Epiphysis - Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics
- injuries of prox tibial epiphysis are rare (3 % of lower extremity epiphyseal frx);
Aitken, A.P. Fractures of the Proximal Tibial Epiphysis
www.wheelessonline.com /ortho/frx_of_proximal_tibial_epiphysis   (534 words)

  
 Fracture of the Proximal Tibial Epiphysis
THE ALFRED I. While fractures involving the tibia and fibula are the most common lower extremity pediatric fractures, those involving separation of the proximal tibial epiphysis are among the most uncommon but have the highest rate of complication.
The epiphysis was anteriorly displaced on the metaphysis.
Burkhart, S.S. and Peterson, H.A., Fractures of the Proximal Tibial Epiphysis, J Bone Joint Surg, 1979;61-A: 996-1002.
gait.aidi.udel.edu /educate/tepip.htm   (979 words)

  
 Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE): Bone Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is a separation within the thighbone (femur) at its growth plate in the hip joint.
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis usually develops in overweight adolescents, most commonly boys.
However, the disorder may result from a thickening in the part of a bone where growth occurs or from changes in levels of hormones in the blood, which normally occur around puberty.
www.merck.com /mmhe/sec23/ch278/ch278d.html   (227 words)

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