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  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

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    Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

    Klein lines are drawn on the superior border of the femoral neck in this patient with slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) of the right hip. Note that the femoral head is below the Kline line on the affected right side, whereas a significant portion of the femoral head is above the Kline line on the unaffected left side.

    By permission of the publisher. From Campbell R Jr: Current Orthopedic Diagnosis and Treatment. Edited by JD Heckman, RC Schenck, and A Agarwal. Philadelphia, Current Medicine, 2002.