What is Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?
SCFE is a condition that affects the femoral head at the level of the growth plate where the femoral head slips off the neck. In lay terms, can be described as the ice cream falling off the ice-cream cone. Treatment varies depending on the type of slip and severity. This most often happens in patients between the ages of 10-16 that are overweight but can also happen earlier. The slipping of the head can last months and can feel like a pulled muscle and the child may limp.