Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 03, 2018
  • Author: Kevin D Walter, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?

What is the prevalence of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) in the US?

What is the functional anatomy of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?

Which physical exam findings are characteristic of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?

Treatment

What is slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics/Antipyretics are used in the treatment of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?

Follow-up

How is return-to-play determined following the treatment of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?

What are the possible complications of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?

What is the prognosis of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?