Slipped upper femoral epiphysis

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Pain and limp.

Patient Data

Age: 8 years
Gender: Female

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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Case information

rID: 41672
Case created: 13th Dec 2015
Last edited: 14th Jan 2018
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