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Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis (SUFE)

In SUFE, the growth plate, or physis, of the femoral head becomes unstable and slips. This can lead to deformity of the femoral head and development of early osteoarthritis as well as reduced range of motion and abnormal position of the hip. It occurs most commonly in obese adolescents and children with endocrine disorders.

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