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Bertrand P Kaper
(928) 778-9250
3655 Crossings Drive
Prescott, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.FRANCISCO Jaume
(928) 443-9753
1050 Gail Gardner Way # 100
Prescott, AZ
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.8, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Frederick A Fenderson, DDS
(928) 445-7051
134 S Granite St
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Bertrand Paul Kaper, MD
(928) 778-9250
3655 Crossings Dr
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1992

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Michael Gregory Orr, MD
(928) 777-0700
2078 Willow Creek Rd
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Yavapai Reg Med Ctr, Prescott, Az
Group Practice: Yavapai Regional Medical Center

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John Aloysius Bennan, MD
(928) 778-0922
1001 Division St
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1964

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Francisco Jaume, DO
(740) 622-1200
1050 Gail Gardner Way
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Sch Of Osteo Med, Stratford Nj 08084
Graduation Year: 1992

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Richard James Lane, MD
(928) 778-0922
1001 Division St
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1976

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Richard D Collison
(928) 778-2405
1003 Willow Creek Rd
Prescott, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael A Trainor
(928) 778-9250
3655 Crossings Drive
Prescott, AZ
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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