What is Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?

Also known as: slipped upper femoral epiphysis.

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) occurs when the ball of the hip (epiphysis) slips along the growth plate (physis). This causes a deformity of the hip that causes pain and limits hip motion.

Reviewed by: Kevin S Horowitz, MD

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