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Slipped capital femoral epiphysis in adolescents

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis in adolescents

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Time to Complete

0.25 hours


October 10, 2018


November 6, 2018

Programme Description

Delayed diagnosis of slipped femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is common. Dr Rajiv Ghurye and Dr Mouli Akundi present four presentations to look out for, and advise on requesting diagnostic imaging. Key learning points include causes, possible presentations, differentiating between acute and chronic SCFE, diagnostic tests and treatment.

Educational Objectives

After taking this module, you will be better able to:
  • Understand the incidence of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Recall 4 ways that SCFE may present in adolescents
  • Request appropriate diagnostic imaging
  • Understand secondary care treatment options
  • Authors

    Dr Rajiv Ghurye
    Shanklin Medical Centre
    Isle of Wight

    Dr Mouli Akundi
    GPSI in orthopaedics
    St Mary's Hospital
    Isle of Wight


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.25 learning credits (0.25 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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