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Slovenska pediatrija 2019; 26: 206-209

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Stella Stevoska
Kepler Universitätsklinikum, Universitätsklinik für Orthopädie und Traumatologie, Med Campus III., Krankenhausstraße 9, 4021 Linz, Austria

Tanja Slokar
Oddelek otroške ortopedske kirurgije Ortopedska klinika Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana Zaloška cesta 9, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija


Hip epiphysiolysis or slipped capital femoral epiphysis is the most common disorder of the hip in adolescents. Diagno­sis is often delayed, resulting in progression of the slip and thus more serious joint deformity. This paper presents retro­spective analysis of patiets with hip epiphysiolysis who have been examined at the Ljubljana Orthopaedic Clinic between 1.1.2014 and 1.7.2019. we were primarily interested in the time needed for diagnosis and appropriate surgical treat­ment. we present a clinical case of a thirteen-year-old boy with delayed diagnosis of hip epiphysiolysis who had isolat­ed, transferred knee pain. In the discussion, we compare our results and clinical case with those of other studies. we also point out the factors that influence the delayed diagnosis.

Key words: slipped capital femoral epiphysis, adolescent, referred pain, delayed diagnosis