Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Broomfield CO

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Christopher M Biety, DDS
(303) 469-4191
925 Main St Ste D
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dimitrios James Zaronias, MD
(720) 536-7129
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1998

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Larry Theo Weddle, DDS
(303) 255-3339
7913 Allison Way # 201
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ricky E Harrell, DDS
(303) 452-2277
1333 W 120th Ave Ste 303
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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

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Darin W Allred, MD
(720) 887-4972
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1998

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Douglas Alan Foulk, MD
(303) 233-1223
14240 Fairway Ln
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1988

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Joseph B Dankey, DDS
(303) 469-7874
10 Garden Ctr
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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J David Grauer, MD
(303) 665-0286
80 Health Park Dr Ste 270
Louisville, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1982

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James Gordon Reid, MD
(303) 665-0286
80 Health Park Dr Ste 270
Louisville, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Boulder Comm Hosp, Boulder, Co; Avista Adventist Hosp, Louisville, Co
Group Practice: Orthopedic Professional Assoc

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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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