Southwick's angle
Radiography (Anteroposterior)
a : epiphysis - shaft angle of right hip
b : epiphysis - shaft angle of left hip
Southwick angle = a - b
Mild SCFE <30°
Moderate SCFE 30-50°
Severe SCFE >50°
When there is no X-ray of the unaffected limb, 12° is the value to use.
Synonyms: Epiphysis - shaft angle
Kulkarni G. Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma. Jaypee Brothers Medical Pub. (2009).
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