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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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Tad Reeve Heinz
(719) 578-1112
3030 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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James Milton Rees, MD
(719) 635-1525
3010 N Circle Dr Ste 100A
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1976

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Steven R Myers
(719) 632-7669
3010 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard D Lazar
(719) 471-2980
3010 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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David Alan Labosky, MD
(719) 635-1525
3010 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1973

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Roger D Sung
(719) 471-2980
3010 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Thomas Harrison Mahony III, MD
(719) 635-7378
3030 N Circle Dr Ste 210
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1971

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David A LaBosky
(719) 632-7669
3010 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Charles Milton Waldron, MD
(719) 635-1525
3010 N Circle Dr Ste 100
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1958

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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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