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Alan C Carter, DDS
(801) 756-6246
36 S 1100 E Ste A
American Fork, UT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Alan M Banks
(801) 763-3885
1184 E 80 N
American Fork, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Green Bromley, MD
(801) 756-6065
935 Nob Hill Ave
American Fork, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Practice
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: American Fork Hosp, American Fork, Ut; Timpanogos Regional Hospital, Orem, Ut

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John Tracy Wells, MD
1184 E 80 N
American Fork, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1992

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Kirt Michael Kimball, MD
(801) 489-3291
700 W 800 N Ste 100
Orem, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1974

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Joseph K Gee, DDS
(801) 756-0400
226 N 1100 E Ste G
American Fork, UT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John T Wells
(801) 763-3885
1184 E 80 N
American Fork, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael Earl Callahan, MD
(801) 763-3885
1184 E 80 N
American Fork, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1974

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Alan Merrill Banks, MD
1184 E 80 N
American Fork, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1977

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Richard Taylor Jackson, MD
(801) 374-2362
700 W 800 N Ste 100
Orem, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Mountain View Hospital, Payson, Ut
Group Practice: Central Ut Osteoporosis Ctr

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Hip Pain Info - Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

In order to understand this condition it is important to understand the anatomy and function of the hip. Please read Hip Pain Info's section on the anatomy of the hip .

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The ball is formed by the top of the thigh bone (the femur) and is called the "head" of the femur. The head of the femur in growing children is also called the "capital femoral epiphysis".

The areas where bones grow are called growth plates. In growing children there is a growth plate just below the head of the femur. Growth plates are weaker than other parts of the bone. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is the term used to describe the condition in adolescents in which the growing head of the femur (also called the capital femoral epiphysis) "slips" off the rest of the thigh bone. It slips off in a backward direction.

Why the capital femoral epiphysis "slips" off the rest of the thigh bone is not well understood but it is thought to have something to do with weakness of the growth plate. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis usually happens during periods of rapid growth, shortly after the beginning of puberty.

Although the cause of slipped capital femoral epiphysis is not known, what is known is that it happens more often in boys than in girls. Increased body weight may also play a role.

In most cases of slipped capital femoral epiphysis the slip happens slowly. However, in some cases the slip happens suddenly and can be associated with a minor fall...

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