Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Canon City CO

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Eric Conrad Carlson, MD
(719) 275-0685
1339 Phay Ave
Canon City, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1981

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Jacob F Patterson, MD
(719) 275-0687
1339 Phay Ave
Canon City, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1982

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Richard D Lazar, MD
(719) 471-2980
3010 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Business
Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Dale C Kaiser
(970) 493-0112
2500 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Amit O Agarwala
(303) 233-1223
660 Golden Ridge Rd
Golden, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Eric C Carlson
(719) 275-0685
933 Sell Ave
Canon City, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jacob F Patterson
(719) 275-0687
933 Sell Ave
Canon City, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher S Wilson, MD
(303) 425-2750
8550 W 38th Ave Ste 106
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Lutheran Med Ctr, Wheat Ridge, Co
Group Practice: Hand Specialist

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Robert Houser Simpson, DDS
(303) 770-1453
7200 E Dry Creek Rd Ste A105
Centennial, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gilbert Anderson
(970) 348-0020
5890 W 13th St
Greeley, CO
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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