Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Kailua HI

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Bradley K Hook, DDS
(808) 261-0373
315 Uluniu St Ste 209
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Terry Glen Smith, MD
(808) 261-7646
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1984

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Jeffery Kimo Harpstrite, MD
(808) 521-8176
821 Mokulua Dr
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1991

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Robert J Medoff, MD
(808) 261-4658
30 Aulike St Ste 506
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1979

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Linda Jean Rasmussen, MD
(808) 261-4658
30 Aulike St Ste 506
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1988

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Stuart Kazuo Wakatsuki, MD
(808) 261-4658
30 Aulike St Ste 506
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1991

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Robert Leo Simmons, MD
(808) 261-2736
30 Aulike St
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1963

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Stuart K Wakatsuki
(808) 261-4658
30 Aulike St
Kailua, HI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Jon Hart Scarpino, MD
(808) 432-2200
1438 Kehaulani Dr
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.Rey Gumboc
(808) 433-3557
Windward Orthopaedic Group Inc - Ka, Suite 506, 30 Aulike Street
Kailua, HI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Tripler
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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