Slipped upper femoral epiphysis - growth plate bridge

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Left hip pain. History of trauma two months ago.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male

There is a mild posteroinferior sliding of the left proximal femoral epiphysis with widening and irregularity of the growth plate, blurring of the physeal edges and focal area of metaphyseal demineralization.

Note a focal bone bridge formation crossing the growth plate.

The right side appears normal.

Case Discussion

Case of a slipped upper femoral epiphysis with growth plate bridge. The focal osseous bridge is certainly due to the previous trauma within the growth plate. 

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