Who gets Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?
This condition usually occurs in children between 11 and 16 years of age and often occurs in youngsters who are overweight. More boys than girls get slipped capital femoral epiphysis and it’s more common in blacks than in whites. Symptoms: A child with slipped capital femoral epiphysis may first have stiffness in the hip, which may get better after rest. After a while, the stiffness may turn into a limp, and the child may have pain that comes and goes. The pain is often felt in the groin, the thigh or the knee, and not necessarily in the hip itself. In the later stages, the child may lose some ability to move the involved hip. This leg will usually twist out. It may look shorter than the other leg. He or she may not be able to play sports or do simple tasks like bending over to tie his or her shoes. The symptoms may change gradually or rapidly. Physical Examination: Children and adolescents with slipped capital femoral epiphysis may be overweight. They walk with a specific gait abnorma