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Femoral proximal epiphysiolisthesis
Residente 2008; 3 (2)
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Slipped capital femoral epiphyis (SCFE) or epiphysiolistesis proximal femoral is an epiphysial displacement over the metaphysis and across the bone growing cartilage. It is a common disease, usually seen on fast-growing ages and its etiologic factors remain unknown but, at least for the evidence, it seems to be related with hormonal changes. SCFE is characterized by pain, principally on hip and knee and a mild impossibility for displacement with claudicated walking (limping). SCFE is classified as stable or unstable depending with the possibility or absence of the ability of walking and this classification is a prognostic factor. SCFE is diagnosed clinically and by roentgenograms and it is treated surgically with fixation preventing more displacement, in situ if it is stable and with reduction if it is unstable. SCFE complications are chondrolysis and avascular necrosis of the femoral head.
||Slipped capital femoral epiphysis, hip, proximal femur, radiology, fixation.
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