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John A Dorsch, DDS
(816) 454-6800
5400 N Oak Trfy Ste 123
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ronald Zipper, DO
(816) 221-2663
5140 NE Antioch Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1976

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Steven Brent Smith, MD
(816) 421-6114
2750 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 304
North Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: North Kansas City Hospital, N Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Northland Bone & Joint Inc

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Dr.David Ebelke
(816) 471-6611
2750 Clay Edwards Dr # 600
Kansas City, MO
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: North Kansas City Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Robert Thomas Littlejohn, MD
(816) 474-5240
2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 600
North Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1961

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James Harris Mutti, DDS
(816) 453-7777
2109 NE 72nd St Ste 103
Gladstone, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ernest H Neighbor
(816) 561-3003
2790 Clay Edwards Dr
N Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles Orth
(816) 559-6500
2790 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael A Clemente
(816) 559-6500
2790 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ernest Hatfield Neighbor, MD FACS
(816) 561-3003
2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 600
North Kansas City, MO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kansas
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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