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Kit C McCalla, DO
(602) 424-0935
10815 W McDowell Rd
Avondale, AZ
Business
Arizona College of Orthopedic Surgeons PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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T Sreecharana, MD
(623) 933-2732
13260 N 94th Dr Ste 101
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sri Venkatesvara Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Tirupati, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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Thomas Paul Foerster, MD
(623) 876-3895
13640 N Plaza del Rio Blvd Ste 130
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Walter O Boswell Mem Hosp, Sun City, Az
Group Practice: Amc Orthopedic Podiatry Spine; Arizona Med Clnc Ltd

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Donald I Matern, MD
(623) 566-0630
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James S Kort
(623) 876-3870
9165 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William A Salyer, MD
(602) 631-3161
690 N Cofco Center Ct
Phoenix, AZ
Business
Arizona Orthopaedic Associates Inc
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Hong K Ong
(623) 876-3870
9165 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Hong Kee Ong, MD
(623) 876-3870
13640 N Plaza del Rio Blvd Ste 130
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alberta, Fac Of Med, Edmonton, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1969

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Thimmavajjhala Sreecharana
(623) 933-2732
13260 N 94th Dr
Peoria, AZ
Specialty
General Surgery, Hand Surgery

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Joseph Michael Janzer, DO
(623) 876-3870
9403 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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