Slipped capital femoral epiphysis and hypothyroidism in a patient with Down syndromeHutchins, Keith L. DHSc, PA-CJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: August 2013 - Volume 26 - Issue 8 - p 35–37 doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000432571.06442.6e Case Report Abstract Author Information ABSTRACT Early screening is key for patients, such as those with Down syndrome, at high risk for associated diseases. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis and hypothyroidism require a high level of suspicion, screening, and early referral to avoid long-term complications. Keith Hutchins is a PA in orthopedics at North Carolina Orthopedics in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. The author has indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article. © 2013 American Academy of Physician Assistants.