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Paul R Frewin
(417) 882-8437
3800 S National
Springfield, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas David Mc Clain, MD
(417) 890-7695
3333 S National Ave Ste 101
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Johns Reg Health Center, Springfield, Mo

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William H Duncan
(417) 875-3462
3555 S National Ave
Springfield, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Christian Woodbury
(417) 875-3000
1001 E Primrose St
Springfield, MO
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Pierre Laurent Clothiaux, MD
(417) 875-3170
1001 E Primrose St
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1982

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William T Wester
(417) 875-3800
3555 S National Ave
Springfield, MO
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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John A Tanksley
(417) 875-3462
3555 S National Ave
Springfield, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Frank D Sundstrom, MD
(417) 882-8437
3800 S National Ave Ste 700
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Judith Wilson Smith, MD
(417) 875-3476
3555 S National Ave
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1983

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Paul Ronald Frewin, MD
(417) 882-8437
3800 S National Ave Ste 700
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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