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Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE)


Minimum Referral Criteria

  • Category 1
    (appointment within 30 calendar days)
    • No category 1 criteria

    NB: All new SUFE diagnosis/suspicions are ACUTE

  • Category 2
    (appointment within 90 calendar days)
    • Post treatment with pain or disability
  • Category 3
    (appointment within 365 calendar days)
    • No category 3 criteria

1. Reason for request Indicate on the referral

  • To establish a diagnosis
  • For treatment or intervention
  • For advice and management
  • For specialist to take over management
  • Reassurance for GP/second opinion
  • For a specified test/investigation the GP can't order, or the patient can't afford or access
  • Reassurance for the patient/family
  • For other reason (e.g. rapidly accelerating disease progression)
  • Clinical judgement indicates a referral for specialist review is necessary

2. Essential referral information Referral will be returned without this

  • Clinical history and examination including key points: -
    • evolution and duration of symptoms
    • treatment prescribed (analgesics)
    • current and past medical history and medications, Anthropometry
    • relevant family history associated with SUFE
  • XR plain AP pelvis and frog leg lateral both hips

3. Additional referral information Useful for processing the referral

  • No additional information

4. Request

Last updated: 13 June 2023