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Manish Vitthalbhai Patel, MD
(512) 244-0766
3807 S Ouray Way
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1995

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Lawrence Norman Varner, DO
(303) 337-3332
1550 S Potomac St Ste 250
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1972

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Barry Lee Lindenbaum, MD
1411 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1965

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Lawrence N Varner
(303) 360-6003
651 Potomac St Ste C
Aurora, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Richard Rokicki, MD
(303) 750-1022
1550 S Potomac St Ste 250
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Aurora Med Ctr -North Campus, Aurora, Co
Group Practice: Orthopedic Surgery Assoc Inc

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Stephen David Lindenbaum
(303) 695-6060
1411 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher L Isaacs, DO
(303) 367-9100
1400 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1986

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Robert R Rokicki
(303) 750-1022
1550 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Terry Joel Wintory, DO
(303) 450-6800
1400 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1977

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Peter E Bergquist, DO
1400 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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