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Hugh S West Jr., MD
(801) 314-4900
5848 S 300 E
Murray, UT
Business
Intermountain Orthopaedic Specialty Group
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Stephen Warner
(801) 747-1020
5323 South Woodrow Street
Murray, UT
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Junius Jackson Clawson, MD
(801) 314-2225
5810 S 300 E Ste 300
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1997

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Russell L Nelson
(801) 713-0606
5323 Woodrow St
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Gary Rasmussen
(801) 314-4130
5848 Fashion Boulevard, Suite 120
Salt Lake City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Brian Weiling Fukushima, MD
5250 Commerce Dr Ste 200
Murray, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1998

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Michael Rene Chardack
(801) 507-3475
5169 Cottonwood St
Murray, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Junius Clawson
(801) 314-2339
5810 S 300 E
Murray, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Nathan Glenn Momberger, MD
5848 Fashion Blvd
Murray, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1994

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Kim C Bertin
(801) 713-0606
5323 Woodrow St
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic 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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