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William A Salyer, MD
(602) 631-3161
690 N Cofco Center Ct
Phoenix, AZ
Business
Arizona Orthopaedic Associates Inc
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Richard B Gresham, MD FACS
2907 E Millbrae Ln
Gilbert, AZ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tennessee
Graduation Year: 1954

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Marc I DiNowitz
(480) 964-2908
2940 E Banner Gateway Dr
Gilbert, AZ
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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James R Glauser, DDS
(480) 632-6868
3329 E Baseline Rd
Gilbert, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dwight S Keller
(480) 964-2908
2940 E Banner Gateway Dr
Gilbert, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Joseph Duggan, MD
(419) 222-6622
3921 E Baseline Rd
Gilbert, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: St Ritas Med Ctr, Lima, Oh; Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, Oh
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Institute Of Ohio

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Kipling P Sharpe
(480) 964-2908
2940 E Banner Gateway Dr
Gilbert, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel Joseph Mullen
(480) 964-2908
2940 E Banner Gateway Dr
Gilbert, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Ralph Valentine Wilson
(480) 964-2908
2940 E Banner Gateway Dr
Gilbert, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Treven Bret Rollins, DDS
(480) 497-0509
1400 N Gilbert Rd Ste J
Gilbert, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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