Slipped upper femoral epiphysis

Case contributed by Henry Knipe
Diagnosis certain

Presentation

Pain and limp.

Patient Data

Age: 8 years
Gender: Female
x-ray

Slipped right upper femoral epiphysis. 

Case Discussion

Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE) are a type 1 Salter Harris fracture that often require treatment with pinning of the femoral head and neck. Often pinning of the contralateral side is performed prophylactically at the same time. 

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