Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis – Misnomer !

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis – Misnomer !

As we all know that there is a pediatric condition called SCFE which is seen in adoloscent boys.

In reality , the capital epiphysis doesn’t slip but it stays seated inside the acetabulum with physeal disruption , the neck rotates anteriorly and gets externally rotated.

Technically the Capital Femoral Epiphysis becomes posterior.

 

 

About the author: Dr. Tushar Mehta

An Orthopaedic Surgeon who is a blend of academic excellence and entrepreneurship with interest in all aspects of Bones and Joints. contach him at [email protected]

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