Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis | Diagnosis & Tests

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How can the doctor tell if my child has SCFE?

To check for stable or unstable SCFE, your doctor will want your child to get X-rays that show the pelvis and thigh area from several angles. Your doctor will then decide which tests are needed and explain each test to you.

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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis by RT Loder (American Family Physician May 01, 1998, http://www.aafp.org/afp/980501ap/loder.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 05/98

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