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Nicholas A Ransom, MD
(520) 624-0888
1714 W Anklam Rd
Tucson, AZ
Business
PIMA Orthopedic Associates
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Robert Kersey, MD
(520) 885-6701
6567 E. Carondelet Dr #415
Tucson, AZ
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon
Gender
Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy

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Samuel Lucas Mortimer, MD
(520) 626-9245
1609 N Warren Rm 108-110 Dept of Ort,
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Lisa Marie Truchan, MD
(520) 626-4024
PO Box 245064
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1998

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H Jolene Clark
(520) 694-6000
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jon Nisbet, MD
(520) 321-9850
1555 E. River Road Suite 125
Tucson, AZ
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon
Gender
Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Knee and Shoulder Surgery

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Balz Isler, MD
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Zurich, Med Fak, Zurich, Switzerland
Graduation Year: 1972

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Brian Russell Duncan, MD
(520) 626-6303
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 2002

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Robert Bohdan Dzioba, MD
(520) 626-6607
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1970

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Marci Dara Jones, MD
(520) 626-5931
PO Box 245064
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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