Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Cave Creek AZ

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Duane D. H. Pitt, MD
(480) 656-4048
8573 E. Princess Drive,
Scottsdale, AZ
Business
Desert Institute for Spine Disorders, PC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Insurance
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes

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Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Dr.Jason Scalise
(623) 537-5600
3010 West Agua Fria Freeway #100
Phoenix, AZ
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Paradise Valley
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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John Louis Beghin, MD
(623) 582-2010
19841 N 27th Ave Ste 300A
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1979

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Shawn M Bader, DDS
(480) 661-1818
3420 E Shea Blvd # 151
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Todd A Kile
(480) 301-8000
5779 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Walter Edmond George, MD
(480) 951-0530
42010 N Fleming Springs Rd
Cave Creek, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1966

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Jesse Scott Ward, MD
309-671-7350 x7368
2208 W Legends Way
Anthem, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.Bryan Wall
(623) 537-5600
2730 W Agua Fria Fwy # 100
Phoenix, AZ
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.9, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Nolan Edgar Cordon, DDS
(480) 563-8926
30012 N Cave Creek Rd Ste 102
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Steven J Hattrup
(480) 301-8000
5779 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ
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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