ⓘ Southwick angle

                                     

ⓘ Southwick angle

A Southwick angle is a radiographic angle used to measure the severity of a slipped capital femoral epiphysis on a radiograph. It was named after Wayne O. Southwick, a famous surgeon.

The angle is measured on the side of the frog of the bilateral hips. It is measured by drawing lines perpendicular to the line connecting the two points On the anterior and posterior tips of the epiphysis at the physis. The third line down for the hip axis. The angle between the perpendicular line and the femoral shaft angle. The angle is measured bilaterally. Slipped hand then subtracted from the normal side. The number calculated determines the severity. Soft is classified < 30°. Moderate 30°-50°. Severe & GT; 50°. 12 degrees is the normal value of control and can be used in case of bilateral involvement.

                                     
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