Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Overland Park KS

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John W M Carter, DDS
(913) 451-1443
8005 W 110th St Ste 214
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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E Jerome Hanson Jr, MD
(913) 491-3344
7950 College Blvd Ste A
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Of The Spine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo
Group Practice: Mid America Spine

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Dr.T.J. Rassmussen
(913) 362-0031
3651 College Blvd # 100B
Leawood, KS
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Kcoi
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Thomas Joseph Rasmussen, MD
(913) 362-0031
3651 College Blvd Ste 100B
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Shawnee Mission Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks
Group Practice: Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

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Jon Edmund Browne, MD
(913) 319-7500
3651 College Blvd Ste 100A
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Menorah Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

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E Jerome Hanson, MD
(913) 491-3344
7950 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Of The Spine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr.Ganesh Gupta
(913) 451-0000
10730 Nall Ave # 202
Leawood, KS
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Thomas S Samuelson
(913) 381-5225
10701 Nall Ave
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gregory R Van Den Berghe
(913) 642-0200
10777 Nall Ave
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jon E Browne
(913) 319-7546
3651 College Blvd
Leawood, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic 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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