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Childhood obesity tied to severe hip disorder

October 22, 2018 9:31 PM
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(Reuters Health) - Kids who are obese may be more likely to develop a severe hip disorder than children who are not overweight, a UK study suggests.

The disorder, known as slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), is one of the most common hip problems in children and adolescents. It can lead the ball at the head of the thigh bone to slip backward and often requires surgery to repair. While the condition has long been linked to obesity, which ca...

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