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Richard Vincent Cronk, MD
(541) 758-0706
4194 NW Boxwood Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1965

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John Jeremiah Coen, MD
(541) 754-2700
1122 NE 2nd St
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1989

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Robert A Dodds
(541) 754-1150
3680 Nw Samaritan Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jonathan Wallace Evans
(541) 754-1276
3680 Nw Samaritan Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Todd Jay Lewis, MD
(541) 757-9021
2211 NW Professional Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1978

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

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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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James H Van Olst, MD
(541) 754-1636
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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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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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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