Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

  • Martin H. Reed
  • G. Brian Black

Key Points

■ If there is clinical suspicion of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), pelvic radiographs of both hips in neutral and lateral views should be obtained (limited evidence).

■ CT may be of value for preoperative planning if there is severe SCFE (limited evidence).

■ If there is clinical concern about avascular necrosis of the femoral head in the postoperative period, MRI can be used to confirm the diagnosis (limited evidence).


Down Syndrome Lateral View Insufficient Evidence Avascular Necrosis Joint Effusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingUniversity of Manitoba Health Sciences Centre/Children’s HospitalWinnipegCanada
  2. 2.Department of Surgery (Orthopedics), Winnipeg Children’s HospitalUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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