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Ronald George Mills, MD
(208) 356-9666
10 Madison Professional Park
Rexburg, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1988

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Michael James Larson, MD
(208) 356-9550
360 E Main St
Rexburg, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1980

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Kevin M Lee
(208) 356-9550
360 East Main
Rexburg, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kevin Murdoch Lee, MD
(208) 356-9550
360 E Main St
Rexburg, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dwight Baker, DDS
(208) 524-0644
1900 John Adams Pkwy
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Andrew Waldron Summers, DDS
(208) 356-3621
36 Professional Plz Ste 200
Rexburg, ID
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael J Larson
(208) 356-9550
360 East Main
Rexburg, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ronald G Mills
(208) 356-9666
10 Madison Professional Park
Rexburg, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Donald Leroy Larson, MD
360 E Main St
Rexburg, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1962

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Orie E Kaltenbaugh
(208) 746-2132
307 Saint Johns Way
Lewiston, ID
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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