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Thomas M Darden Jr, MD
(229) 883-4707
2002 Palmyra Rd Ste 100
Albany, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1987

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Robert Sumner Pilcher, MD
(229) 446-1990
2100 Palmyra Rd
Albany, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1988

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Douglas Newton Calhoun, MD
(901) 759-3275
425 W 3rd Ave
Albany, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1999

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Phillip David Hajek, MD
229-435-0525 x 215
PO Box 71367
Albany, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med, College Station Tx 77843
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dallas H Margeson, DMD
(229) 434-0013
2402 Westgate Dr
Albany, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Charles Braselton Gillespie, MD
(229) 883-2238
2100 Palmyra Rd
Albany, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1961

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Paul Anton Michas, MD
(229) 883-4707
2002 Palmyra Rd Ste 100
Albany, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1992

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Bennett Dixon Cotten Jr, MD
(229) 889-0018
PO Box 70969
Albany, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Phoebe Putney Mem Hosp, Albany, Ga
Group Practice: Southwest Georgia Orthopedic

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Edward William Hellman, MD
(229) 434-1328
2709 Meredyth Dr Ste 450
Albany, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1992

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David Michael Banks, MD
(229) 889-0018
2709 Meredyth Dr Ste 450
Albany, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Phoebe Putney Mem Hosp, Albany, Ga

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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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