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Alan Dale Wamboldt
(480) 832-2097
7525 E Broadway Rd
Mesa, AZ
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Orthopedic Surgery

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David P Richards
(480) 807-3554
6130 E Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ
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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Keith E Mac Donald, DDS
(480) 396-3577
5753 E Brown Rd Ste 101
Mesa, AZ
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Alan Dale Wamboldt, MD
(480) 832-2097
6553 E Baywood Ave
Mesa, AZ
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1982

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Egon V Johnson, MD
(480) 832-7777
6553 E Baywood Ave
Mesa, AZ
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Alan Wamboldt
(480) 832-2097
7525 E Broadway Rd # 3
Mesa, AZ
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M
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
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Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.Matthew Hanson
3420 South Mercy Road #200
Gilbert, AZ
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M
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Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jason C Tani, MD
(480) 635-1141
4540 E Baseline Rd Ste 119
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1990

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Gary Thomas Purcell
(480) 635-0070
4566 E Inverness Ave
Mesa, AZ
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Arlon M Petersen, DDS
(480) 924-2880
6755 E Superstition Springs Blvd Ste 201
Mesa, AZ
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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