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Angus G Goetz III, DO
(989) 348-2896
701 N Otsego Ave
Gaylord, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1990

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Gilbert Alan Noirot
(989) 732-1753
2147 Professional Dr
Gaylord, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert L Halter
(989) 732-1753
2147 Professional Dr
Gaylord, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Theodore Douglas Freeland, DDS
(989) 732-7539
801 E M 32
Gaylord, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Angus G Goetz
(989) 732-1753
2147 Professional Dr
Gaylord, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Louis S Habryl, DO
(989) 732-1753
701 N Otsego Ave
Gaylord, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1978

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Frederick D Rau
(989) 732-4700
918 N Center Ave
Gaylord, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Louis S Habryl
(989) 732-1753
2147 Professional Dr
Gaylord, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert L Halter, DO
(989) 732-1753
701 N Otsego Ave
Gaylord, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1973

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Frederick David Rau, MD
(989) 732-4700
1371 W Main St Ste 200
Gaylord, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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