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Jeffrey J Mutchler
(417) 533-6560
331 Hospital Dr Ste A
Lebanon, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Curtis D Mather
(417) 533-6560
331 Hospital Dr
Lebanon, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeffrey Jack Mutchler, DO
(417) 532-8856
331 Hospital Dr Ste A
Lebanon, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1990

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Clyde Wallace Parsons III, MD
(417) 882-2437
3800 S National Ave Ste 700
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1974

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Kathryn A Keeler, MD
(314) 747-2835
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plz Ste 11300
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ross W Stryker, DDS
(417) 532-9532
PO Box 1193
Lebanon, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Curtis D Mather, DO
(417) 532-8856
331 Hospital Dr Ste A
Lebanon, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1989

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Robert A Shively, MD
(314) 652-4100
915 N Grand Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Washington University Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Ronald W Stitt
(816) 942-8200
373 W 101st Ter
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David Byron Rogers, MD
(417) 882-1900
3045 S National Ave
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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