Slipped upper femoral epiphysis
Left sided hip pain. No trauma.
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A line drawn up the lateral margin of the left femoral metaphysis does not intersect the epiphysis on the AP view. Appearances of slipped upper femoral epiphysis. The right side appears normal.
SUFE on the left. Bilateral disease is not uncommon and even though the right hip appears normal on this examination, a frog-leg view should be performed to ensure that this is the case. Some orthopaedic surgeons elect to prophylactically pin the unaffected hip.
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