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Jeffrey Dean Yoder, MD
(765) 868-0313
Medical Office Bldg 200 1907 W Sycamore St
Kokomo, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1994

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Aaron Jon LeGrand
(765) 868-0313
1907 W Sycamore St
Kokomo, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kevin T Jarrell, DDS
(765) 453-4261
3905 Southland Ave # A
Kokomo, IN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mohamad Reza Nekoomaram, MD
(765) 453-7700
2226 W Alto Rd
Kokomo, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Shiraz Univ Of Med Sci, Shiraz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1976

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Carl B Grothouse, MD
1844 Timber Ridge Ct
Kokomo, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Thomas M Reilly
(765) 236-8700
311 S Berkley Rd
Kokomo, IN
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Jeffrey Dean Yoder
(765) 868-0313
1907 W Sycamore St
Kokomo, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles Morris Simons, DDS
(765) 453-2300
3415 S Lafountain St Ste A
Kokomo, IN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mohammad R Nekoomaram
(765) 453-7700
2226 W Alto Rd
Kokomo, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Sigrid E Schwartz, DDS
(765) 459-3145
1926 S Dixon Rd Innovative Orthodontics Pc
Kokomo, IN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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