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Brenda P Dick, DDS
(712) 276-2766
4224 Sergeant Rd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ryan Meis, MD
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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James K Grabouski, DDS
(712) 258-0501
Wagner Grabouski & Kuntz DDS 3012 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Duane Kent Nelson, MD
(712) 277-2225
2800 Pierce St Ste 101
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1976

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Richard W Wagner, DDS
(712) 258-0501
Wagner Grabouski & Kuntz DDS 3012 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Daniel L Kaler, DDS
(712) 276-2766
4224 Sergeant Rd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Roland S Froggatt, MD
(402) 379-9569
2800 Pierce St Ste 102
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alberta, Fac Of Med, Edmonton, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1960

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Kevin Jay Liudahl, MD
(712) 255-9400
2800 Pierce St Ste 102
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1982

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Kenneth M Keane, MD FACS
(712) 277-2686
3704 Briar Path
Sioux City, IA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton
Graduation Year: 1946

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William Oliver Samuelson, MD
(712) 277-2225
2800 Pierce St Ste 101
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Reg Medctr, Sioux City, Ia
Group Practice: Samuelson Bone-Joint-Spine Ctr

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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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