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Hugh S West Jr., MD
(801) 314-4900
5848 S 300 E
Murray, UT
Business
Intermountain Orthopaedic Specialty Group
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Russell Lamar Sorensen
(801) 571-1552
9844 S 1300 E
Sandy, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Dr.Gordon Kimball
(801) 571-7061
9844 S 1300 E # 275
Sandy, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1970
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Tony L Skanchy, DDS
(801) 571-0044
10220 S 1300 E
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jay David Parkin, MD
(801) 571-7000
9844 S 1300 E Ste 100
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1988

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Donald Alfred Schmidt, MD
(801) 571-7061
9844 S 1300 E Ste 275
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1975

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Donald A Schmidt
(801) 571-7061
9844 S 1300 E
Sandy, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jay David Parkin
(801) 571-9433
9844 S 1300 E
Sandy, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Anthony Gordon
(801) 571-9433
9844 S 1300 E # 100
Sandy, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Robert Hughes Horne, MD
(801) 572-4433
9844 S 1300 E
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1960

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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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