Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Louisburg KS

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Everett James Wilkinson
(913) 557-3800
2102 Baptiste Drive
Paola, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Francis Queenan
(816) 322-0688
17053 South 71 Highway
Belton, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Heidi A Harman, DDS
(913) 782-7223
601 N Mur Len Rd Ste 3
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jay M Oltjen, DDS
(913) 829-8299
1441 E 151st St
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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J Joseph Hannah, DDS
(913) 829-8299
1441 E 151st St
Olathe, KS
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Danny Keith Carroll, MD
(816) 322-0688
17053 S US Highway 71 Ste 203
Belton, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1980

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Danny K Carroll
(816) 322-0688
17053 S 71 Hwy
Belton, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael S Klein, DDS
(913) 681-8138
8631 W 150th St Ste 102
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert W Fry, DDS
(913) 764-8860
1295 E 151st St Ste 1
Olathe, KS
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Richard Bene
(913) 663-3838
4801 W 135th St
Leawood, KS
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Hand 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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