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Robert Dailey Irvine
(808) 935-5465
670 Ponahawai St
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Peter Arnold Matsuura
(808) 969-3331
670 Ponahawai St
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Peter Matsuura
(808) 969-3331
670 Ponahawai St # 214
Hilo, HI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Hilo Med Ctr, Hilo, Hi
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.6, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Alvin T Yoshida, DDS
(808) 961-6662
31 E Lanikaula St Ste A
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert Dailey Irvine, MD
(808) 935-5465
670 Ponahawai St Ste 115
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1966

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Peter Arnold Matsuura, MD
(808) 969-3331
670 Ponahawai St Ste 214
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Hilo Med Ctr, Hilo, Hi

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Roanne Tsutsui, DDS
(808) 961-5766
1234 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Edward William Gutteling
(808) 961-2609
45 Mohouli St
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Edward Wm Gutteling, MD
(808) 961-2609
45 Mohouli St
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1985

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Harold Hiroshi Goya, DDS
(808) 935-8665
280 Ponahawai St
Hilo, HI
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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