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Ronald Joseph Huerter, DDS
(913) 631-8941
12480 W 62nd Ter Ste 101
Shawnee, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jack G Okerstrom, DDS
(913) 492-5290
7902 Quivira Rd
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mark S Humphrey
(913) 541-8897
12200 W 106th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Taylor L Markle, DDS
(913) 268-9500
11005 W 60th St
Shawnee, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jeffrey Taylor Macmillan, MD
(913) 469-5272
12200 W 106th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1985

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Kyle Patrick Ritter, MD
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 2003

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R Wayne Thompson, DDS
(913) 631-0110
11005 W 60th St Ste 180
Shawnee, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Roger William Hood, MD
(913) 451-9310
12200 W 106th St Ste 400
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1974

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Mark Steven Humphrey, MD
(913) 541-8897
10600 Quivira Rd Ste 130
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1984

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John A Romito
(913) 541-8897
12200 W 106th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Foot & Ankle 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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