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Donald Pennington, DO
(541) 768-5189
55-D Twin Oaks Ave
Lebanon, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Divya Singh, MD
950 29Th Ae Sw
Albany, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1994

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Rick Dean Stanley, MD
(541) 928-5851
950 29th Ave SW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1971

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Stephen Roy Newman, MD
950 29th Ave SW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1989

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Kenneth Clair Anderson, MD
(541) 967-0075
228 5th Ave SW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1962

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William C Robertson
(541) 451-7540
55 Twin Oaks Ave
Lebanon, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Stephen Roy Newman
(541) 928-5851
950 29th Ave Sw
Albany, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David W Lee, DMD
(541) 926-4010
1040 29th Ave Sw
Albany, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dean H Church, DDS
(541) 757-9006
2420 NW Professional Dr Ste 150
Albany, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Nicolas J Stratton
(503) 769-8470
1369 N 10th Ave
Stayton, OR
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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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