Delayed diagnosis of slipped capital femoral epiphysis in an obese adolescent boy

Bekem Ö., Arslan N., Hizli Ş., Çakmakçi H., Büyükgebiz B.

Gazi Medical Journal, vol.15, no.1, pp.33-35, 2004 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: Gazi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-35
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: No


Obesity prevalence among children is increasing rapidly along with an increase in associated complications such as degenerative joint diseases. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is one of these complications. In this report, we describe an adolescent obese boy who had left hip pain and was diagnosed with slipped capital femoral epiphysis according to hip X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging findings. In conclusion, clinicians should be aware of slipped capital femoral epiphysis in obese adolescents suffering from hip pain.