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Dr.Edward Weldon
(808) 522-5232
888 S King St # 3
Honolulu, HI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Straub
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Scott Masunaga, DDS
(808) 597-1553
1010 S King St Ste 101
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gary Okamura
(808) 522-9633
1329 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Daniel Singer
(808) 536-2261
1380 Lusitana St # 608
Honolulu, HI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Ikuo Maeda
(808) 522-5232
888 S King St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Cass K Nakasone
(808) 522-4232
888 S King St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James L Chen
(808) 586-8234
1356 Lusitana St Fl 6
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Isao Masunaga, DDS
(808) 591-6667
1010 S King St Ste 401
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gabriel W C Ma, MD
(808) 524-7333
1380 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jeffrey Junkin Lee, MD
(808) 523-8833
1380 Lusitana St Ste 214
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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