Obesity may tend to put the children at an increased risk of the hip disease, a medical condition which can lead to the morbidity that lasts life long, suggested by the new study. The most common type of hip disease that occurs in adolescence is the Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE).
The medical condition always needs surgery, can lead to significant pain, and mostly leads to the replacement of hip in adolescence or early adulthood.
“Eventually this research facilitates us to have a better understanding of one of the very important diseases that affect the hip in childhood,” stated one of the authors of the study, Daniel Perry from the Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, in Britain.
Children having SCFE are found to experience a reduction in their motion range and are not able to fully rotate inward or complete the hip flexion most often. Early detection of SCFE is very much crucial as the deformity may get worse if the slip remains untreated.
The researchers assessed records that were based on the records in community and hospital for the exploration of the factors that are related with the SCFE, and the explanation for the delay in diagnosis.
All the records analysed were of the participants who were under the age of 16 years with the diagnosis of SCFE and whose medical records were obtained by one of 650 practices of primary care in Britain between the year 1990 and 2013.
Using the weight and height of children recorded at some before the diagnosis of the disease was made; the experts were capable of identifying that the obese children were found to be at the highest risk of such medical condition, by the study that was published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.