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Kevin Robert Eck, MD
(319) 364-8746
110 34th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1992

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James Clyde Johns, MD
(319) 364-2697
1953 1st Ave SE Ste C4
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1979

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James Clyde Johns Jr, MD
(319) 364-2697
1953 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1979

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David Seeger Tearse, MD
(319) 366-5633
825 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jason Lee Schmit, DDS
(319) 363-3575
Parks & Schmit Orthodontics 2727 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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David C Gehring, DDS
(319) 378-3333
5012 Center Point Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William H Olin, DDS
(319) 365-6628
2720 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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W John Robb, MD
2330 Linden Dr SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Brady Allen Novak, DDS
(319) 364-4222
411 10th St Se Ste 2400
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Clayton Thomas Parks, DDS
(319) 363-3575
Parks & Schmit Orthodontics 2727 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
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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