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SLIPPED UPPER FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS (SUFE)Also termed adolescent coxa varaThe epiphysis of the proximal femur slips off the metaphysis either suddenly or gradually through the physis.The epiphysis falls posteriorly and medially and there is proximal and anterior migration of the femoral metaphysisSlipping occurs bilaterally in about 30% of patients.Age The problem is one of late childhood or adolescence, usually occurring between 9 and 15 years of age. SexBoys are affected twice as commonly as girls. Blacks are affected more often than whites.EtiologyIt is thought to be a disorder of the

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