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Michael Patrick Kennedy, MD
(503) 494-7267
Mail Code OP-31 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Jung Yoo
(503) 494-6400
3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Michael Aiona
(503) 221-3424
3101 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Ira Michael Weintraub, MD
(503) 224-8399
1515 NW 18th Ave Ste 300
Portland, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1976

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Michael David Sussman
(503) 221-3424
3101 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Patrick J DeNard
(503) 494-8311
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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George Allen Brown
(503) 494-6400
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dennis Charles Crawford
(503) 494-6400
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark Bastian Wagner, MD
(503) 494-8991
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd Mail Code OP 31
Portland, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 2001

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Robert Med Orfaly
(503) 494-6400
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
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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