femoral epiphysis

femoral epiphysis

a secondary bone-forming center of the femur, separated from the main part of the bone by cartilage during the period of bone immaturity. In overweight adolescents, there may be bone slippage along the femoral capital epiphysis, marked by pain and loss of range of motion.
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Conditions producing bumps over the head neck junction (Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis (SUFE), Perthe's, Coxa Vara etc) or conditions resulting in deepened socket (Coax profunda, Protrusio, Retroversion of acetabulum, etc) produce impingement.
One of the most common problems in young patients is a slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
Then follows a section on anatomic disorders, which covers disorders of the neck, scoliosis, kyphosis, other anatomic disorders of the spine, disorders of the upper extremity, developmental dysplasia of the hip, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, congenital coxa vara, disorders of the femur, disorders of the knee, disorders of the leg, disorders of the foot, and limb length discrepancy.
These abnormalities include a variety of different processes, including insufficient femoral head-neck offset, subtle displacement of the femoral epiphysis, slipped capital femoral epiphyses (SCFE), or postsurgical or posttraumatic deformities.
Asher was chosen because of his positive attitude and determination during his three-month hospital stay after he had a slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE).
Some important conditions appear to be missed from the text, such as Legg-Calve-Perthes' disease of the hip and slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
Four-inch scars on her thighs and a slight limp are the only reminders of her harrowing seventh-grade year when she went underwent two separate surgeries for acute capital slipped femoral epiphysis of her right and left hips.
The right knee was tender, and radiographs demonstrated a fracture of the distal femur, through the distal femoral epiphysis (Fig.
21) In addition, a number of secondary causes of dysplasia exist, including neuromuscular diseases, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Perthes disease, trauma, or epiphyseal dysplasias.
Mr Evans, who suffers from slipped upper femoral epiphysis, claims the disabled space outside his bungalow is being abused by drivers without a blue badge.
Specifically discussed are developmental hip dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perth syndrome, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, limb-length discrepancies and limb deficiency, limb and spinal fractures, and sports medicine.