What is the role of medications in the treatment of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)?

Updated: Dec 03, 2018
  • Author: Kevin D Walter, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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No medical therapy is available for the treatment of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) except symptomatic pain relief. Medications may include acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or narcotics, depending on the physician's preference.


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