Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis West Des Moines IA

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Peter Dwight Wirtz, MD
(515) 278-5811
2022 S 41st Ct
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1965

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Dr.Scott Neff
(515) 222-3151
1601 NW 114th St # 142
Clive, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Ia Lutheran, Mercu
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.7, out of 5 based on 9, reviews.

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Peter Dwight Wirtz
(515) 278-5811
7601 Office Plaza Dr N
W Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Stephen Gary Taylor
(515) 224-1414
6001 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Lynn Melvin Lindaman, MD
(515) 987-7780
6000 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Iowa Methodist Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Fairview Southdale Hosp, Minneapolis, Mn
Group Practice: Iowa Orthopaedic Ctr

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Brian F Mc Garvey, DDS
(515) 225-3770
1200 35th St # 203
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dennis D Kommer, DDS
(515) 225-9245
Drs Kommer & Sturdivant PC 1300 37th St
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jon Craig Gehrke, MD
(515) 224-5220
6001 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.Dave Hatfield
(515) 224-1414
6001 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Mark Douglas Fish
(515) 875-9908
5950 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic 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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