Slipped upper femoral epiphysis: A case of missed diagnosis

Muhammad Kamal*, Abdul Halim, Srijit Das

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A slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE) is a known hip disorder in adolescents in which the proximal femoral epiphysis slips and displaces relative to the metaphysis. We report an obese 12-year-old boy who presented with acute pain in the left hip after a fall. He was otherwise healthy with no prior joint pain. Pelvic radiography was misread twice before a second fall led to a severe SUFE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalChang Gung Medical Journal
Issue numberSUPPL. 6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Hip pain
  • Missed SUFE
  • Severe SUFE
  • Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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