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Anthony Harvey Woodward, MD
(503) 452-5109
6015 SW 33rd Pl
Portland, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oxford Univ Med Sch, Oxford, Uk (352-09 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1964

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Thomas William Huff
(503) 494-8991
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Alex Maurice Herzberg, MD
(503) 494-6415
OP31 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1992

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H Freeman Fitch, MD
(503) 223-5213
Portland, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Theodore John Vigeland, MD
(503) 494-9085
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr.DEREK Lamprecht
(503) 224-8399
1515 NW 18th Ave # 300
Portland, OR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Ira Weintraub
(503) 224-8399
1515 NW 18th Ave # 300
Portland, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
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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Darin M Friess
(503) 494-6406
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd # Op-31
Portland, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Rodney Kenneth Beals, MD
(503) 494-6419
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1956

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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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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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