Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Wausau WI

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Dr.Benjamin Hackett
(715) 359-6442
5200 Hummingbird Rd # 100
Wausau, WI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Aspirus
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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George R Tanner
(715) 847-2382
3200 Westhill Dr
Wausau, WI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Edward Wessels Jr, MD
(715) 842-3202
425 Pine Ridge Blvd Ste 300
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Wausau Hospital, Wausau, Wi; Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill, Wi
Group Practice: Bone & Joint Clinic

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Faruk S Abuzzahab
(715) 847-2382
3200 Westhill Dr
Wausau, WI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William John Jarvis, MD
425 Pine Ridge Blvd # S300
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1992

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Daniel M Seybold, MD
(715) 847-2382
3200 Westhill Dr Ste 201
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1980

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John T Dovorany, DDS
(715) 842-5688
216 S 3rd Ave
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Edmund Lawrence Markey, MD
425 Pine Ridge Blvd
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1969

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Wayne A Brearley
(715) 847-2382
3200 Westhill Dr
Wausau, WI
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Thomas Hunter Garver, MD
(715) 847-3000
2727 Plaza Dr
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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