Simple Summarize – Increased body mass index percentile is associated with decreased epiphyseal tubercle size in asymptomatic children and adolescents with healthy hips

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This article talks about slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) and the possible causes of it. One of which is a high BMI. They looked at 68 healthy hips/subjects. They found there was a correlation between BMI percentile and decreased epiphyseal tubercle size which is a factor contributing to reduced epiphyseal stability.

TL;DR Heavy kids have a higher chance of developing hip problems (SCFE)

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