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Frederick Richard Dietz, MD
(319) 356-3523
200 Hawkins Dr Ste 1012-1 RCP
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1977

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Ignacio V Ponseti, MD
(319) 356-3469
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Thomas E Southard, DDS
(319) 335-7538
University of Iowa 221 Dental Science S
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John Phil Albright, MD
(319) 356-3471
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: U Of Iowa Hosp & Clinics, Iowa City, Ia
Group Practice: Faculty Practice Plan Univ Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

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John L Marsh
(319) 356-0430
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.John Callaghan
(319) 356-3110
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: U Of Iowa Hosp &
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Kirk D Clifford, MD
(319) 356-2223
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 2001

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Lukas M Nystrom
(319) 356-1616
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard A Perkins, DDS
(319) 338-8658
1031 Wade St
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John Albright, MD
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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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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