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Richard C Johnston
(319) 356-0708
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jonathan A Donigan
(319) 356-1616
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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Reginald Rudyard Cooper, MD
(319) 356-3470
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: U Of Iowa Hosp & Clinics, Iowa City, Ia
Group Practice: Faculty Practice Plan Univ Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

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Todd Owen Mc Kinley, MD
(319) 384-8253
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1992

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Samir E Bishara, DDS
(319) 335-7303
University of Iowa 225 Dental Science S
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Curtis Merle Steyers, MD
(319) 356-3943
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1975

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Kyle T Judd
(319) 356-1616
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Brian D Adams, MD
(319) 353-6222
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1982

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Andrew S Malin
(319) 356-1616
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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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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