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Burk Teal Young
(435) 789-7845
175 N 100 W
Vernal, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.GHANSHYAM MASSAND
(435) 789-1522
175 North 100 West
Vernal, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.James W Adams
(801) 479-9860
6112 South 1550
Ogden, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
Year of Graduation: 1970
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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E Marc Mariani
(801) 262-8486
1160 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Joseph L Richey
(801) 373-7350
1055 N 500 W
Provo, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine

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William L Wright, DDS
(435) 789-5070
751 W Highway 40
Vernal, UT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Hugh S West Jr., MD
(801) 314-4900
5848 S 300 E
Murray, UT
Business
Intermountain Orthopaedic Specialty Group
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Stephanie Marie Holmes
(801) 662-5600
100 N Medical Dr
Slc, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Harold K Dunn
(801) 587-7100
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Stuart C Marshall
(801) 568-3480
3584 W 9000 S
West Jordan, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic 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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