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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

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Everyone who works in a Paeds ED is familiar with the presentation of the limping child with no history of trauma. And its always transient synovitis. Except when it isn’t.

Sometimes it turns out to be a Slipped Capital (or ‘Upper’) Femoral Epiphysis.

But how attuned are we to this diagnosis, how common is SCFE and what are the risk factors for it. Perry et al looked at these questions using a cohort study over 23 years.

This can be found here and is summarised in the following infographic:

 

 

About the authors

  • Ian is a Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant based in Derby. He loves #FOAMed, Apple products, Comics, running and his family. In that order. He dislikes cauliflower cheese.

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