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William A Salyer, MD
(602) 631-3161
690 N Cofco Center Ct
Phoenix, AZ
Business
Arizona Orthopaedic Associates Inc
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Brian W Mason, DDS
(480) 832-3830
2835 E Brown Rd Ste 102
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Randall D Adams, DMD
(480) 832-3830
2835 E Brown Rd Ste 102
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Craig Hollis Weinstein, MD
(480) 222-5601
455 E 6th St Ste 101
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1995

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Stephen E Hatfield, DO
(480) 461-0047
421 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1990

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Duane D. H. Pitt, MD
(480) 656-4048
8573 E. Princess Drive,
Scottsdale, AZ
Business
Desert Institute for Spine Disorders, PC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Insurance
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes

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Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Thomas Jonathan Wall, MD
(480) 778-1400
2626 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1990

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Stuart Lund Frost, DMD
(480) 325-7500
4827 E Southern Ave Ste 200
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gary Thomas Purcell
(480) 635-0070
4566 E Inverness Ave
Mesa, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Nile M Davis, DDS
(602) 843-6777
1551 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ
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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