Slipped epiphysis

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE or skiffy, slipped upper femoral epiphysis, SUFE or souffy, coxa vara adolescentium) is a medical term referring to a fracture through the growth plate (physis), which results in slippage of the overlying end of the femur (metaphysis). Normally, the head of the femur, called the capital, should sit squarely on the femoral neck. [Source: Wikipedia ]