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Epiphysiolysis of the hip

Disease definition

Epiphysiolysis of the hip is a rare osteonecrosis disorder characterized by unilateral or bilateral disruption of the capital femoral physis with varying degrees of posterior epiphysis translation and simultaneous anterior metaphysis displacement. Patients typically present in pre-adolescence/adolescence with pain of variable intensity in varying locations (hip, groin, thigh, knee).


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Epiphysiolysis of the upper femur
    • Femoral head epiphysiolysis
    • SCFE
    • SUFE
    • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
    • Slipped upper femoral epiphysis
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: Childhood, Adolescent
  • ICD-10: M93.9
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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