Slipped upper femoral epiphysis

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Pain in the left hip joint.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years old
Gender: Male

Widening of the growth plate with irregularity and blurring of the physeal edges in slippled upper left femoral epiphysis.

Increase density in the proximal metaphysis is metaphyseal blanch with displaced left  epiphysis with wide physis.


Case Discussion

Computed tomography scanning is a sensitive method of early diagnosis of SUFE and in measuring the degree of tilt.

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Case information

rID: 28865
Published: 17th Apr 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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