Slipped capital femoral epiphysis

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Diagnosis certain


Right hip pain following physical education at school.

Patient Data

Age: 12 years
Gender: Female

On the AP view, both hips appear normal. No other abnormality.

On the frog leg lateral view, there is a clear displacement of the right femoral epiphysis on the metaphysis, consistent with right slipped capital (upper) femoral epiphysis.

Case Discussion

Radiographs demonstrate right slipped capital femoral epiphysis. This case highlights the importance of always performing frog-leg lateral view on patients with suspected slip.

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