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William A Salyer, MD
(602) 631-3161
690 N Cofco Center Ct
Phoenix, AZ
Business
Arizona Orthopaedic Associates Inc
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Alan J Rothbart
(480) 968-9293
2525 S Rural Rd
Tempe, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Duane Jones, DDS
(602) 992-9760
2626 S Rural Rd
Tempe, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Douglas Arthur Clark, MD
(480) 839-0008
2055 E Southern Ave Ste G
Tempe, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1977

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Willard Smith Hunter, MD
(480) 831-0836
5125 S Rural Rd
Tempe, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1956

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Douglas A Clark
(480) 839-0008
2055 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Wolf Safrin, MD
(602) 840-4254
2055 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kath Univ Leuven, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Leuven, Belgium
Graduation Year: 1966

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Alan Joel Rothbart, MD
(480) 968-9293
2525 S Rural Rd
Tempe, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1967

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Jonathan Richard Fox, MD
(480) 607-9991
4450 S Rural Rd Ste C100
Tempe, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1979

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Ruskin R Lines, DDS
(480) 966-4121
2415 S Rural Rd Ste A
Tempe, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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