Measurement variability of the lateral head-shaft angle in slipped capital femoral epiphysis.

@article{Carney2005MeasurementVO,
  title={Measurement variability of the lateral head-shaft angle in slipped capital femoral epiphysis.},
  author={Brian Thomas Carney and Joseph Liljenquist},
  journal={Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={165-7}
}
The lateral head-shaft angle as described by Southwick is used to assess the severity of slipped capital femoral epiphysis and to measure progression. Intraobserver variability in measuring the lateral head-shaft angle may influence decision making. The purpose of this study was to determine intraobserver variability in the measurement of the lateral head-shaft angle of slipped capital femoral epiphysis. The lateral head-shaft angle of 108 hips was measured twice by three observers. The two-way… CONTINUE READING

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