Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Jerome ID

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Eric H Widell Jr, MD
(208) 726-5860
328 W 350 S
Jerome, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1960

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Glen David Shapiro, MD
208-324-1122ext3331
709 N Lincoln Ave
Jerome, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1988

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Doyle Hayes Brown, MD
PO Box 1808
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1973

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Rohn Tyler McKee
(208) 734-3455
562 Shoup Ave W
Twin Falls, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Troy Alan Williams, DDS
(208) 737-0006
1431 Fillmore St Ste 100
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Lowell Babcock, MD
128 5th Ave W
Jerome, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1964

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John William Howar, MD
(208) 734-3455
PO Box 1808
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1974

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Daniel Holbrook Haymore, DDS
(208) 734-4314
857 Polk St
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.David Christensen
(208) 732-0067
650 Addison Avenue West
Twin Falls, ID
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Blake Gammell Johnson, MD
(208) 734-7291
714 N College Rd
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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