Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Meridian ID

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Dr.ROBERT WALKER
(208) 323-2600
520 S Eagle Rd #3213
Meridian, ID
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Gregory Guymon, DDS
(208) 898-0000
1200 W Cherry Ln
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kyle Lynn Palmer, MD
(208) 884-8300
520 S Eagle Rd Ste 1205
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1987

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Samuel Steven Jorgenson, MD
(208) 855-2900
360 E Montvue Dr Ste 100
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Reg Medctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Spine Institute Of Idaho

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Kyle L Palmer
(208) 884-8300
3875 East Overland Road
Meridian, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Stanley Moss
(208) 855-9600
520 S Eagle Rd # 1201
Meridian, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: St Lukes Reg Medctr, Boise, Id
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Mark Andrew Spelich, MD
(208) 855-2410
520 S Eagle Rd Ste 2108
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 2000

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Robert Eric Carlson, MD
782 S Crosstimber Ave
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1991

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Samuel Steven Jorgenson
(208) 855-2900
360 E Montvue Dr
Meridian, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Dr.SAMUEL JORGENSON
(208) 855-2900
360 E Montvue Dr # 100
Meridian, ID
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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