Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Indianola IA

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O Lee Willham, DDS
(515) 285-6134
O Lee Willham DDS PC 6101 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Daniel Joseph McGuire
(515) 288-6325
1300 Des Moines St
Des Moines, IA
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Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Dr.Dennis Kessler
(515) 247-8400
1221 Pleasant St # 590
Des Moines, IA
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M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Mercy
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael Lyle Campbell, MD
(520) 228-2522
3000 Grand Ave Apt 1015
Des Moines, IA
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1992

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Nicholas Honkamp, MD
West Des Moines, IA
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Orthopaedic Sugeon

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David B Mc Clain, DO
(515) 288-0726
Des Moines, IA
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1955

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Daniel Joseph Mc Guire, MD
(515) 288-6325
1300 Des Moines St Ste 104
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1982

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Marvin H Dubansky, MD
3660 Grand Ave Unit 540
Des Moines, IA
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Marvin H Dubansky, MD FACS
(515) 247-8600
3660 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
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Male
Education
Medical School: Iowa
Graduation Year: 1947

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Dr. Jason Villalobos
Warren County Chiropractic
(515) 962-2166
102 West 2nd Avenue
Indianola, IA
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Chiropractor
Conditions
Back pain,Chronic pain,Leg pain,Lower back pain,Neck pain,Upper back pain
Treatments
Carpal tunnel traction therapy,Chiropractic adjustment,Chiropractic care,Spinal manipulation
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American Chiropractic Association,Iowa Chiropractic Society,Integrity Management 5 Star ClinicChamber of Commerce MemberBig Brothers Big Sisters of Indianola

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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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