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Garry M Banks, MD
(763) 577-1877
8232 SR-65
Minneapolis, MN
Business
Advanced Spine Associates
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Matthew Thomas Sugalski, MD
7905 Golden Triangle Dr Ste 100
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1998

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Bruce W Hultgren, DDS
(952) 937-0111
7825 Terrey Pine Ct Ste 101
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Christopher Larson, MD
(952) 944-2519
775 Prairie Center Dr Ste 250
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ruth Angela Wandera, DDS
(651) 450-6111
5955 Carmen Ave
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gregory Neal Lervick, MD
(952) 944-2519
775 Prairie Center Dr Ste 250
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1996

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Randall Alfred Lewis, MD
(952) 892-1800
10700 Purdey Rd
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Fairview Ridges Hosp, Burnsville, Mn
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Consultants Pa Burnsville

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Julious P Smith III, MD
(952) 944-2519
775 Prairie Center Dr Ste 250
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1994

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Douglas W Vayda, DDS
(952) 829-0686
11800 Singletree Ln Ste 406
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gregory Neal Lervick
(952) 944-2519
775 Prairie Center Dr
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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