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

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

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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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Nathan S Simpson, MD
(307) 686-1413
508 Stocktrail Ave Ste A
Gillette, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1992

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Jerome Allen Behrens, MD
(307) 265-7205
4140 Centennial Hills Blvd
Casper, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Wyoming Med Ctr, Casper, Wy
Group Practice: Casper Orthopedic Associates Pc

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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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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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Hans C Kioschos
(307) 686-1413
508 Stocktrail Ave
Gillette, WY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph Forrest Allegretto
(307) 682-6222
109 W Lakeway Rd
Gillette, WY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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George G Richardson, MD
(307) 347-3221
400 S 15th St
Worland, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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