Slipped upper femoral epiphysis

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda

Presentation

Pain in the left hip joint.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years old
Gender: Male
X-ray

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.

MRI

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
Case created: 17th Apr 2014
Last edited: 14th Mar 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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