Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) Quiz

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Which structure is unique in the body due to its location inside the joint capsule?

Femoral epiphysis

What is the primary cause of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)?

Weakness of the growth plate in relation to metaphysis

What happens to the femoral epiphysis during Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)?

It remains in the acetabulum

What is the incidence of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) in the population?

2-3 per 100,000

At what age should individuals with very early onset (before 16 years) of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) be evaluated for endocrine disorders?

16 years

Which gender has a higher risk of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)?


What is the main risk factor for slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?


Which type of SCFE is associated with renal failure and radiation therapy?

Atypical SCFE

How does the displacement occur in slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?

The femoral neck shifts upward and rotates anteriorly

What is the functional classification of SCFE based on stability?


What is the classification of SCFE based on the duration of symptoms?

Acute on chronic

Which radiographic angle measures the severity of a slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?

Southwick angle

What is the common second slip timing in bilateral SCFE?

18-24 months later to the first slip

What is the effect of obesity on slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?

Increases shear forces around the distal growth plate in the hip

What limits abduction and internal rotation of the hip in SCFE?

Femoral head impinging against the posterior margin of acetabulum.

What is the pathology in slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

Displacement occurs through hypertrophied mature cartilage cells adjacent to calcified cartilage zone.

Test your knowledge about Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE), a condition where there is a fracture through the growth plate of the femur, causing slippage of the overlying end of the bone. Explore unique characteristics and abnormalities associated with this condition.

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