What are the symptoms of slipped capital femoral epiphysis?
Symptoms of SCFE typically include complaints of pain in the hip that is aggravated by activity. Sometimes the adolescent will also experience pain in the groin, thigh, or knee area. In acute slips, the adolescent will complain of immediate pain, limp, or feel like the “leg is giving way.” The adolescent with a chronic slip usually walks with a limp, complains of hip pain, and reports that rest alleviates the pain. The adolescent may walk with his/her leg turned outward and may also have a click in the hip. The symptoms of SCFE may resemble other conditions or medical problems of the hip. Always consult your adolescent’s physician for a diagnosis.