slipped femoral epiphysis

slipped femoral epiphysis

a failure of the femoral epiphyseal plate, tending to occur primarily in overweight adolescents as a result of hormonal changes. Clinical features include hip stiffness and pain, with difficulty in walking. There also may be knee pain and external rotation of the affected leg. The condition is treated by orthopedic surgery.
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slipped femoral epiphysis and Perthe's disease, as well as malunited fractures.
Other features may include a marfanoid habitus, pectus excavatum, slipped femoral epiphysis, and long, thin extremities.
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.