Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp 413–418 | Cite as

Slip of the capital femoral epiphysis: Revival of a method of assessment

  • L. Billing
  • O. Eklöf


A simple and exact method for evaluation of suspected or overt slip of the femoral capital epiphysis is revived. This procedure gives an estimate of all degrees of abnormality from the early stages to those with gross deformity. In our experience slip of the femoral capital epiphysis is always posterior and in approximately 80% of cases bilateral. Therefore, both hips should be examined whenever this condition is suspected. The method provides for examination of each hip separately. Strict adherence to the procedure also provides a precise way of assessing the femoral anteversion angle, significant in many orthopedic disorders. For the latter purpose access to a particular nomogram is mandatory.


Public Health Exact Method Strict Adherence Femoral Anteversion Anteversion Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Billing
    • 1
  • O. Eklöf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologySt. Göran's Children's HospitalStockholmSweden

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