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Craig Leonard Hansen, MD
(712) 396-4020
1 Edmundson Pl Ste 200
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr.Huy Trinh
(712) 323-5333
1 Edmundson Pl # 500
Council Bluffs, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Huy Trinh, MD
(712) 323-5333
1 Edmundson Pl Ste 500
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ronald K Miller
(712) 323-5333
1 Edmundson Place
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Clifford Kent Boese
(712) 323-5333
1 Edmundson Pl
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel J LaRose
(712) 323-5333
1 Edmundson Place
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard D Barrett, DDS
(712) 323-7589
SW Orthodontic Associates 40 Northcrest Dr
Council Blfs, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Daniel J Larose, MD
(712) 323-5333
1 Edmundson Pl Ste 500
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Montreal, Fac De Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Jennie Edmundson Mem Hosp, Council Blfs, Ia
Group Practice: Miller Orthopedic

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Ronald Kenneth Miller, MD
(712) 323-5333
1 Edmundson Pl Ste 500
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Jennie Edmundson Mem Hosp, Council Blfs, Ia
Group Practice: Miller Orthopedic

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Clifford Kent Boese, MD
(712) 323-5333
1 Edmundson Pl Ste 500
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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