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SCFE. effects later in life

Hi, I'm a 26 year old female. I was diagnosed with SCFE around 10 or so. Both hips were pinned, after I had a leg shortening procedure, as well as some other hip procedures I'm not sure of throughout my young adult life. Since I can remember I've had a bad limp and always leg pain in both sides even now in life. At 24 I had a hip replacement and at 25 diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and fibromyalgia. I was doing Remicaid Infusions, high doses of prednisone, methotrexate, percocet, among other anti-inflams. My rhemy didn't seem to believe me that I still was having bad leg pain...Does anyone know if SCFE can cause leg pain later on in life???
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Hi there!

Though SCFE can be related to further degeneration and symptoms such as pain later in life, it is unlikely to be the cause after a hip replacement; while other issues such as causes related to the prosthesis, inflammation, degeneration, neuro-muscular causes etc may need to be considered. I would suggest considering a detailed evaluation by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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