Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis North Kansas City MO

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Dana Raymond Towle, MD
(816) 452-8080
4444 N Belleview Ave Ste 204
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dana R Towle
(816) 452-8080
4444 N Belleview Ave
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Alexandra Jean Strong, MD
(816) 561-3003
2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 600
North Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo; North Kansas City Hospital, N Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Drisko Fee & Parkins

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Christopher Alan Bagby, MD
(816) 421-6114
2750 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 304
North Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Stephen Edward Vilmer, MD
(816) 842-8404
2750 Clay Edwards Dr
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo; North Kansas City Hospital, N Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Vilmer & Vilmer Inc

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Steven Brent Smith, MD
(816) 421-6114
2750 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 304
North Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: North Kansas City Hospital, N Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Northland Bone & Joint Inc

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Roger Paul Jackson, MD
(816) 471-6611
2750 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 600
North Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1973

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Roger P Jackson
(816) 471-6611
2750 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 600
North Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Charles Orth
(816) 559-6500
2790 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ernest Hatfield Neighbor, MD FACS
(816) 561-3003
2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 600
North Kansas City, MO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kansas
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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