Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Ankeny IA

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Keith W Riggins, MD
(515) 965-1718
PO Box 368
Ankeny, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Allen Gayle Lang, MD
515-699-5999ext4706
3600 30th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1969

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David Anthony Vittetoe, MD
(515) 263-9696
1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 213
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Boone County Hosp, Boone, Ia
Group Practice: Des Moines Orthopedic Surgeons

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Dr.David A. Vittetoe
(515) 263-9696
1301 Pennsylvania Ave # 213
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Ian Lin
(515) 263-9696
1301 Penn Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David Anthony Vittetoe
(515) 263-9696
1301 Penn Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Donald W Blair, MD
(515) 277-2292
4210 Hickman Calvin West Apt 3140
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert John Weatherwax, MD
(515) 263-8363
1301 Penn Ave Ste 303
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.Ian Lin
(515) 263-9696
1301 Pennsylvania Ave # 213
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Joshua Kimelman
(515) 247-8400
411 Laurel St # 3300
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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