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Paul D Regan, DMD
(303) 674-1122
PO Box 3158
Evergreen, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dror J Papir, DDS
(303) 679-6111
30752 Southview Dr Ste 200
Evergreen, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Edward Frederick Bruck, MD
(303) 912-8737
14976 W 29th Pl
Golden, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1976

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Charles Lee Courtad, DDS
(303) 279-3355
623 14th St
Golden, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Damon Cris Wilkerson, DDS
(303) 670-5878
32156 Castle Ct # 211
Golden, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Loyd R Van Deventer, MD
(303) 526-2748
29220 Rudin Cir
Evergreen, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Mary K Becher, DDS
(303) 933-8464
5055 S Kipling St
Conifer, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Peter N Lammens
(303) 233-1223
660 Golden Ridge Rd
Golden, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard D Mulholland, DDS
(303) 232-2525
15281 W 26th Ave
Golden, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Amit O Agarwala
(303) 233-1223
660 Golden Ridge Rd
Golden, CO
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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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