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Gregory P Lynch
(913) 782-1148
20920 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Bradley W Storm
(913) 782-0707
20375 W 151st St #370
Olathe, KS
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Lanny W Harris
(913) 782-1148
20920 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gregory Patrick Lynch, MD
(913) 782-1148
20375 W 151st St Ste 106
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1993

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John B Moore
(913) 782-0707
20375 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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William Worthington Bohn, MD
(913) 782-1148
20375 W 151st St Ste 106
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1981

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Howard Lea Wilcox Jr, MD
913-390-1800x8016
20805 W 151st St Ste 224
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.GREGORY LYNCH
(913) 782-1148
20920 W 151st St # 100
Olathe, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Timothy James Williams, MD
(913) 768-9658
19830 W 111th St
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1999

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Daniel Dean Schaper, MD
(913) 829-9604
20920 W 151st St Ste 100
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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