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Stephen Roy Smith, MD
(402) 844-8000
301 N 27th St
Norfolk, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wales Coll Of Med, Cardiff, Wales (946-01 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1976

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Allen Sossan, DO
(402) 844-8160
110 N 29th St Ste 203
Norfolk, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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A Phillip Samuels, DDS
(402) 379-3379
109 N 15th St Ste 33
Norfolk, NE
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Allen Sossan
(402) 371-0839
109 N 29th St
Norfolk, NE
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Dennis P McGowan, MD
(308) 237-0889
1215 First Ave
Kearney, NE
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Dennis P McGowan MD
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Dr.Allen A. Sossan
(402) 371-0839
109 North 29th Street #1
Norfolk, NE
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.1, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Stephen R Smith
(402) 844-8000
301 North 27th Street
Norfolk, NE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Lawrence M Rubens, MD
(402) 844-8158
301 N 27th St
Norfolk, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.Stephen Smith
(402) 844-8000
301 North 27th Street #1
Norfolk, NE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wales Coll Of Med, Cardiff
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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John David Hannah, MD
(308) 534-6655
611 W Francis St Ste 290
North Platte, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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