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Frog leg x-ray view in slipped capital femoral epiphysis

What is Frog leg x-ray view ??
frogleg lateral view or may be called "cossak dancer`s view" (abducted lateral) is obtained when patient is supine with knees flexed, soles of feet together, and the thighs maximally abducted;the central beam is directed vertically or with a 10 to 15 deg cephalic tilt to a point slightly above pubic symphysis.

But what is slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) ??
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) or may be also called "Slipped upper femoral epiphysis" is a fracture through the physis (the growth plate), which results in slippage of the overlying epiphysis.And any abnormal movement along the growth plate results in the slip .
It is a common cause of hip and knee pain in children aged 10–17 that occures in adolescents ,often overweight children, especially boys.

X-ray showing a slipped capital femoral epiphysis, before and after surgical fixation.

Note that :Early on in the disease process the femoral metaphysis shifts anterosuperior relative to the epiphysis. AP views of the hip may be normal initially with slippage first noted on the frog leg (lateral) view.