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Alan Eugene Patterson, MD
(541) 383-2548
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1963

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Rodney Phillip Wigle, MD
(541) 388-0673
1693 SW Chandler Ave Ste 250
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1977

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Brian J Rosenzweig, DDS
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Carla Sue Smith, MD
(541) 382-3344
2200 NE Neff Rd Ste 200
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.Scott Jacobson
(541) 382-3344
2200 NE Neff Rd # 200
Bend, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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David A Capen, MD
86 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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David Paul Fogarty, MD
(541) 388-2333
1303 NE Cushing Dr Ste 100
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1994

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Brett I Gingold
(541) 388-2333
1303 Ne Cushing Dr
Bend, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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James R VerHeyden
(541) 382-3344
2200 Ne Neff Rd.
Bend, OR
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Dr.MICHAEL CARAVELLI
(541) 382-3344
2200 Northeast Neff Road #200
Bend, OR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, 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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