Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Slipped Hip in Child Incidence

Facts about slipped capital femoral epiphysis:

  • About 1 out of every 12,000 children develop slipped capital femoral epiphysis in the US each year.
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is much more common in males than in females.
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is most common in males between the ages of 10 and 13.
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is much more common in African-American and Hispanic children.

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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Slipped Hip in Child References
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