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Scott Andrew Swanson, MD
(402) 559-2258
981080 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 2002

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Nils Ake Nystrom, MD
(402) 559-5326
981080 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ I Umea, Med Fak, Umea, Sweden
Graduation Year: 1977

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Kevin Lloyd Garvin, MD
(402) 559-4251
981080 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1982

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Anthony James Lauder, MD
(206) 498-7213
981080 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 2000

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Paul William Esposito, MD
(402) 492-9767
981080 Nebraska Med Ctr-Ortho,
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1977

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Anthony J Lauder
(402) 559-9800
988095 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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Orthopedic Surgery

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David Craig Buck, MD
(402) 559-2258
981080 Nebraska Med Ctr Ortho,
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 2002

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Charles E Rosipal, MD
(402) 559-2258
981080 Nebraska Med Ctr-Ortho,
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 2001

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Kimberly A Turman
(402) 559-2258
981080 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel Scott Mulconrey, MD
(402) 559-2258
981080 Nebraska Med Ctr-Ortho,
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 2001

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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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