Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

What is Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?

A slipped capital femoral epiphysis is a separation of the ball of the hip joint from the thigh bone at the upper growing end of the bone. his is due to weakness of the growth plate. Most often, it develops during periods of accelerated growth, shortly after the onset of puberty.

Symptoms of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

  • Difficulty walking, walking with a limp
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Hip stiffness
  • Restricted hip movements


Causes of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

  • Obesity
  • Children who are growing rapidly


Treatment for Slipped Capital Femoral Epihysis

  • Surgical Treatment


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.