Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis - (teen)
Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?
- Hip tenderness and decreased movement
- Mild discomfort in the groin, thigh, or knee during activity that is relieved by rest
- Stiffness and a limp, especially when tired
- Muscle spasms
- Mild to severe pain in the hip, thigh, or knee
This condition occurs when the upper end of the thighbone, or femur, slips at the growth plate, also called the epiphysis. This causes the thighbone to fit into the hip socket incorrectly. This condition commonly affects older children or teenagers beginning between the ages of 8 and 16, and is usually related to growth spurts or a hormone imbalance.