Medical Definition of Slipped capital femoral epiphysis

1. This refers to chronic fracture of the epiphyseal growth plate known as a slipped capital femoral epiphysis. The capital (head of the femur) should sit squarely on the femoral neck. Abnormal movement along the growth plate results in the slip. Often this condition will present in prepubescent males with an insidious onset of thigh or knee pain with a painful limp. Hip motion will be limited, particularly internal rotation. Consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon is necessary to repair this problem. Untreated cases can result in serious growth abnormalities and permanent disability. (27 Sep 1997)



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