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Matthew Ryan Lavery, MD
Coralville, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 2003

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Dawn Marie Stultz, DDS
(319) 351-3414
The Family Dental Center 115 5th St
Coralville, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jean E Treder, DDS
(319) 339-1754
414 10th Ave Ste A
Coralville, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Brian D Adams, MD
(319) 353-6222
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1982

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Ericka Andrusiak Lawler
(319) 356-2383
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ronald H Hanneman, DDS
(319) 283-4981
216 E Charles St
Coralville, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Cory G Christiansen, MD
Coralville, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 2003

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Phyllis Chang
(319) 358-8788
604 5th St
Coralville, IA
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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William D Lack
(319) 356-1616
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Sergio Mendoza
(319) 384-6025
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Pontificia Univ Catol De Chile, Fac De Med, Santiago
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: University Of Iowa Hospital And Clinics
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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