Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Burlington IA

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Robert Douglas Foster, MD
(319) 768-3326
1019 N 7th St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Baxter Reg Med Ctr, Mountain Home, Ar; Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar
Group Practice: Ozark Spine & Orthopedic Spec

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Teresa A Salino-Hugg, DDS
(319) 752-2025
Drs Salino & Hugg 700 N 3rd St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Koert Robert Smith Jr, MD
(319) 752-6980
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1969

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Jerry Le Verne Jochims, MD
(319) 752-0651
1225 S Gear Ave Ste 159
West Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Great River Med Ctr, W Burlington, Ia
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & Reconstructive

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Mitchell Holiday Paul, DO
(319) 753-5352
1223 S Gear Ave Ste 101
West Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Great River Med Ctr, W Burlington, Ia; Ft Madison Comm Hosp, Fort Madison, Ia
Group Practice: Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

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James R Hugg, DDS
(319) 752-2025
Drs Hugg & Salino-Hugg 7OO N 3rd St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael William Hendricks, MD
(319) 758-9133
600 N Main St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Great River Med Ctr, W Burlington, Ia; Ft Madison Comm Hosp, Fort Madison, Ia
Group Practice: Southeast Iowa Orthopaedics

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Gregory Rex Hill, MD
(319) 752-1700
Mercy Plaza Ste 256 1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1997

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Robert Douglas Foster
(319) 768-3320
1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Theron Quentin Jameson
(319) 768-4970
1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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