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11 year old male, hip pain x1 month Findings?
Try to give Findings & Dx before continuing . . .
Does this confirm your Dx?

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More advanced disease . . .
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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
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Initial films showed only subtle indications of SCFE, mainly widening of the epiphysis

Frog-leg views demonstrated the step-off more clearly, and the final films showed later stage disease and operative repaire

Most commonly in overweight boys,8-17 year old (mean age 13 for boys, 11 for girls); remember LCPD occurs younger (4-8 year old) *Also seen with malnutrition, endocrine abnormalities, DDh

Complications:
AVN, limb-length discrepancy, osteoarthritis

SCFE Information

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Grading:
Mild = displayed by < 1/3 metaphyseal diameter

Moderate = displayed by 1/3 to 2/3 diameter

Severe = displayed by > 2/3 metaphyseal diameter

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