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Richard C Havard
(541) 738-1516
2298 Nw Kings Blvd
Corvallis, OR
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Robert A Kraft, MD
2900 NE Pilkington Ave
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ronald D Wobig
(541) 757-8100
1128 Ne 2nd Street
Corvallis, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Wade L Haslam, DMD
(541) 757-2440
2657 NW Rolling Green Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ronald Dean Wobig, MD
(541) 757-9021
1122 NE 2nd St
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Hosp, Corvallis, Or
Group Practice: Specialty Physicians & Surgeons Of Corvallis

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John Charles Erkkila, MD
(541) 754-1276
3680 NW Samaritan Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1971

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Luis Russell Vela
(541) 757-3700
3640 Nw Samaritan Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Curtis E Trammell, DMD
(541) 758-8500
1857 NW Kings Blvd
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Leon Harvey Malkin, MD
(541) 757-3700
3640 NW Samaritan Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1971

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James H Van Olst, MD FACS
(541) 754-1636
3855 NW Lincoln Ave
Corvallis, OR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Iowa
Graduation Year: 1956

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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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