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Dr.Curtis Leonard
(303) 772-1600
Front Range Orthopedics, 1551 Professional Ln Ste 200
Longmont, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Curtis L Leonard
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln
Longmont, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Timothy Jay Panek, MD
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1996

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Lawrence Riley Martin, DDS
(303) 772-5055
1361 Francis St Ste 104
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael Patrick Grant, MD
(303) 651-3366
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1989

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Peter Duncan Wood, MD
(303) 651-3366
1925 Mountain View Ave
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1986

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Gerald R Rupp
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln
Longmont, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Samuel E Smith
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln
Longmont, CO
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Samuel Edward Smith, MD
(720) 494-3221
1551 Professional Ln Unit 200
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Longmont United Hosp, Longmont, Co
Group Practice: Front Range Orthopedic Ctr

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Laurel R Leslie-Martin, DDS
(303) 772-5055
1361 Francis St Ste 104
Longmont, CO
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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