Femoral epiphysis is a secondary bone-forming center of the femur, separated from the main part of the bone by cartilage during the period of bone immaturity. In adolescents the femoral capital epiphysis may slip, causing pain and loss of range of motion.
Slipping of the upper femoral epiphysis is most often observed in children between 10 and 16 years of age and is more common in boys than girls. The average age of onset is about 2 years earlier in girls than in boys, coinciding with the...
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