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Jerry Marshall Gunter, DDS
(704) 865-3459
Po Box 938
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Stephen J Hannon, DDS
(704) 865-8521
561 Cox Rd
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Emory Chapman
(704) 824-3673
934 Cox Rd
Gastonia, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Charles Avioli, MD
(704) 824-4410
934 Cox Rd
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1985

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Timothy Peter Sloand
(704) 865-0077
620 Summit Crossing Place
Gastonia, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Scott Joshua Szabo, MD
(704) 824-4410
934 Cox Rd
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1998

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George John Miller Jr, MD
(704) 865-0947
1355 Dove Creek Ct
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1967

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Gregory Keith Hardigree, MD
(704) 824-4410
934 Cox Rd
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1988

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William H Jarman
(704) 865-0077
620 Summit Crossing Place
Gastonia, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Allen Sanders, MD
(704) 867-2333
512 E Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1963

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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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