Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE, also known as “Slipped upper femoral epiphysis”) is a medical term referring to a fracture through the physis (the growth plate), which results in slippage of the overlying epiphysis.   The capital (head of the femur) should sit squarely on the femoral neck.  Abnormal movement along the growth plate results in the slip. (Wikipedia)

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