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Jason Andrew Messingham, DDS
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Paul Alan Hamersky, DDS
(303) 422-6752
8723 Wadsworth Blvd Ste B
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Eunice Park Lee, DDS
(303) 421-5437
7502 W 80th Ave Ste 150
Arvada, CO
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Bryan P Nelson, DDS
(303) 422-6752
8723 Wadsworth Blvd Ste B
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert Lamotte Messenbaugh, MD
(303) 422-1388
3550 Luth Parkway South
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1965

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James H Gallagher, DMD
(303) 424-4048
7913 Allison Way Ste 201
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John R Sexton, DDS
(303) 984-9700
7502 W 80th Ave Ste 150
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jonathan Richard Weinbach, DDS
(303) 430-4200
8120 Sheridan Blvd Ste 120C
Arvada, CO
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.David Schneider
(303) 456-6000
3550 Lutheran Pkwy # 201
Wheat Ridge, CO
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Thomas George Lowe, MD
(303) 403-7000
3550 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1963

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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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