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J Peter Frechette, MD
(505) 726-1497
1500 Linda Dr
Gallup, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1967

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Bryan Kamps
(505) 863-7200
1900 Redrock Dr
Gallup, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Randolph Leigh Copeland
(505) 722-1000
516 E. Nizhoni Blvd.
Gallup, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Randolph Leigh Copeland, MD
(505) 722-1366
516 Nizhoni Blvd
Gallup, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dick Dean Nichols
(505) 722-1000
516 E. Nizhoni Blvd.
Gallup, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David Frank Poe, MD
(505) 863-2275
Gallup, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Eugene Walter Pflum, MD
(505) 722-1513
1125 Ridgecrest Ave
Gallup, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1969

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Paul R Milligan, MD
508 Lacima Cir
Gallup, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Catherine Mary Burns, MD
(505) 722-1000
516 Nizhoni Blvd
Gallup, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1990

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Paul R Milligan, MD FACS
(505) 722-5831
508 Lacima Cir
Gallup, NM
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kansas
Graduation Year: 1939

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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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