Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Lakewood WA

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Dr.Steven Teeny
(253) 582-7257
7308 Bridgeport Way W # 201
Lakewood, WA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Steven M Teeny
(253) 582-7257
7308 Bridgeport Way W
Lakewood, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Julian Sanchez Arroyo, MD
(253) 582-7257
7308 Bridgeport Way W Ste 201
Lakewood, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1991

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Ross James Drangsholt, DDS
(253) 512-0265
9618 59th Ave SW
Lakewood, WA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Julian S Arroyo
(253) 582-7257
7308 Bridgeport Way W
Lakewood, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dale Lee Hirz, MD
(253) 582-7257
7308 Bridgeport Way W Ste 201
Lakewood, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1964

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Philip Henry Welch, MD
7509 Custer Rd W
Lakewood, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1947

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Dr.Alan Thomas
(253) 582-7257
7308 Bridgeport Way W # 201
Lakewood, WA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Thomas Sherwood Barron, MD
Lakewood, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1943

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Dale L Hirz
(253) 582-7257
7308 Bridgeport Way W
Lakewood, WA
Specialty
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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