Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Asheboro NC

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Gurmukh Singh Walha, MD
(336) 629-4171
542 White Oak St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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James M Rich, DMD
(336) 625-2044
513 White Oak St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas Lee Osteen, MD
(336) 626-2688
138 Dublin Square Rd Ste A
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.Thomas Osteen
(336) 626-2688
Ste A, 138 Dublin Square Road
Asheboro, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Randolph
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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William A Huff MD
(910) 596-5633
520 Beaman St
Clinton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Michael Kania, DDS
(336) 629-9115
417 N Church St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ranbir Singh, MD
(336) 629-4171
542-B White Oak St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Punjabi Univ, Patiala, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1963

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Lance Thayer Sisco, MD
(336) 626-2688
138 Dublin Square Rd Ste A
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jene Franklin Jordan, DDS
(336) 431-7373
209 Balfour Dr
Archdale, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Daniel F Murphy, MD
(336) 375-2300
1130 N Church St
Greensboro, NC
Business
Murphy & Wainer Orthopaedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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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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