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Robert N Moore, DDS
(308) 381-8150
530 N Diers Ave PO Box 5821
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Philip Michael Cahoy, MD
(308) 384-5400
PO Box 9805
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Med Ctr, Grand Island, Ne; Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings, Ne
Group Practice: Grand Island Orthopedics

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Dolf R Ichtertz
(308) 389-3312
716 N Alpha St
Grand Island, NE
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Scott Alan Lemek, MD
(308) 384-5400
908 N Howard Ave Ste 109
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1993

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Laurence Frank LeSiak
(308) 384-5400
620 N Diers Ave
Grand Island, NE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Marty A Lewis, DDS
(308) 381-8150
530 N Diers Ave PO Box 5821
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kral Varhan, MD
(308) 381-0100
PO Box 1588
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Queens Univ, Fac Of Med, Kingston, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1991

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Scott A Lemek
(308) 384-5400
620 N Diers Ave
Grand Island, NE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Laurence Francis Lesiak, MD
(308) 384-5400
908 N Howard Ave Ste 109
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1980

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Gregory Scott Sextro, MD
(308) 384-5400
908 N Howard Ave Ste 109
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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