What does Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis mean?
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is a medical term referring to a fracture through the growth plate (physis), which results in slippage of the overlying end of the .
What does Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis mean
A slipped capital femoral epiphysis can cause problems with a decrease in blood flow to the head of the Femur, resulting in avascular necrosis (bone death) and so should be addressed as soon as possible.
Nov 2, 2016 Often atraumatic or associated with a minor injury, slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is also known as slipped upper femoral epiphysis.