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A boy with limping pain: a diagnosis not to be missed

Hassan, Radhiana and Jamani, Nurjasmine Aida and Abdul Razak, Ardilla Hanim (2023) A boy with limping pain: a diagnosis not to be missed. Journal of Clinical and Health Science, 8 (1). pp. 93-97. E-ISSN 0127-984X

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Post traumatic limp in children and adolescent is one of the common reasons seen in primary care. However, making the correct diagnosis is not always easy for primary care physicians. This is because the signs are not specific and the radiological image may appear very subtle to the untrained eyes. Most of the time the causes are not serious and involves soft tissue injury, but at times an important condition could be missed in an inexperienced physician. This paper presents the case of a 16-year-old boy with Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) which was overlooked. This case highlights the importance of recognizing the signs of SCFE to allow for early referrals for proper management and prevent its possible complications.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: limping, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE), adolescent, diagnosis, missed
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Radiology
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2023 09:01
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2023 09:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/103892

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