Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Canon City CO

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

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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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James G Urban, MD
(303) 343-3814
14567 E Caley Ave
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1960

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Mindy Joy Siegel, MD
(719) 473-3332
175 S Union Blvd Ste 200
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1987

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

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Rodger Daryle Powell, MD
(352) 372-4321
8501 E Alameda Ave Unit 1232
Denver, CO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Shands A G H, Gainesville, Fl
Group Practice: Shands Healthcare At Agh

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Brian David Haas
(720) 524-1367
2535 S Downing St
Denver, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John A Odom
(303) 225-8120
10103 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, 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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