Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Cedar City UT

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Robert Eugene Nakken, MD
166 W 1325 N
Cedar City, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1993

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Randy George Delcore, MD
(435) 586-1003
1335 Northfield Rd
Cedar City, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr.Robert Nakken
(435) 586-6962
166 W 1325 N # 150
Cedar City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.Randy Delcore
(435) 586-1003
1335 Northfield Rd # 200
Cedar City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 9, reviews.

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John Thomas Davis, MD
(435) 634-4251
1380 E Medical Center Dr
Saint George, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 2000

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Mark Jones Webster, DDS
(435) 867-9172
415 N Main St Ste 304
Cedar City, UT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert Eugene Nakken
(435) 586-6962
166 W 1325 N
Cedar City, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Randy George DelCore
(435) 586-1003
1335 Northfield Rd Ste 200
Cedar City, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Hugh S West Jr., MD
(801) 314-4900
5848 S 300 E
Murray, UT
Business
Intermountain Orthopaedic Specialty Group
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Donald William Bryan, MD
(801) 399-5516
4403 Harrison Blvd Ste 2600
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Spanish, Japanese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kay-Dee Hospital Center, Ogden, Ut
Group Practice: Ogden Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Specialists

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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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