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Joseph John Oliver
(307) 362-7745
1204 Hilltop Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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P Jack Feller, DDS
(307) 362-8842
2405 Cascade Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Joseph John Oliver, MD
(307) 362-7745
1204 Hilltop Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital Of Sweetwate, Rock Springs, Wy

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John A Barrasso, MD
(307) 265-7205
4140 Centennial Hills Blvd
Casper, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Wyoming Med Ctr, Casper, Wy
Group Practice: Casper Orthopedic Associates Pc

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Mark Gregory Murphy, MD
(307) 358-6200
111 S 5th St
Douglas, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Platte County Memorial Hospita, Wheatland, Wy; Converse County Mem Hosp, Douglas, Wy
Group Practice: Thunder Basin Orthopaedics

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Kurt Ryan Martin, MD
3 Par Ct
Rock Springs, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1999

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Ludwig F Kroner III, MD
(307) 382-5646
1204 Hilltop Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1974

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Mark Gregory Murphy
(307) 358-6200
111 S 5th St
Douglas, WY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Joshua Beck
(307) 733-3900
555 East Broadway
Jackson, WY
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: St. JohnS Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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John P Dunn
(307) 686-1413
508 Stocktrail Ave
Gillette, WY
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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