FRACS Orthopaedic Exams


A tall thin girl aged eleven limps into your consulting rooms. She complains of pain in the area of the left hip which developed while competing in her school athletics carnival one week before.

1. What are the differential diagnoses?
2. What imaging would you request and why?
3. If the X-rays show a 30% slip of the femoral capital epiphysis and some new bone formation, describe your surgical management.


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