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Andres Grisolia, MD
(913) 682-8359
1428 Gatewood St
Leavenworth, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Dale Dalenberg
(913) 682-5955
428 Delaware Street
Leavenworth, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Andres Grisolia, MD FACS
(913) 682-8359
1428 Gatewood St
Leavenworth, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Valencia
Graduation Year: 1950

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Frank H Ise, MD
(816) 858-3176
Platte City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Steven P Billings, DDS
(816) 741-9007
8600 Tom Watson Pkwy Ste 101
Parkville, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael D Albright, DDS
(913) 651-5040
121 Delaware St
Leavenworth, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dale Dennis Dalenberg, MD
(913) 682-5955
430 Delaware St
Leavenworth, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dale Dalenberg
(949) 713-3998
430 Delaware St
Leavenworth, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Frank Harold Ise, MD
(816) 858-3176
Platte City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1963

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George G Robinson II, MD
(913) 788-7111
8919 Parallel Pkwy Ste 270
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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