Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Bluefield WV

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Walid Hikmet Azzo, MD
(304) 324-2725
512 Cherry St Bldg I
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1987

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Andrew Marvin Schuett, MD
(304) 324-2200
490 Cherry St Bldg B
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1986

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Edward Mann Litz, MD
(304) 327-2475
490 Cherry St
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1966

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Hubert Elmer Kiser, DDS
(304) 325-8229
2008 Bland Rd
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Yogesh Chand, MD
(276) 322-3461
1616 W Cumberland Rd
Bluefield, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Bluefield Reg Med Ctr, Bluefield, Wv; St Lukes Hospital, Bluefield, Wv
Group Practice: Bluefield Orthopedics

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Steven Blain O'Saile, DO
(276) 964-6771
490 Cherry St # B
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr.Walid Azzo
(304) 324-2725
512 Cherry St # 1
Bluefield, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Bluefield Regional Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.6, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Steven Blain O Saile
(304) 327-2475
490 Cherry Street
Bluefield, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Robert Starynski, MD
(304) 323-4526
RR 5 Box 136
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Bristol Reg Medctr, Bristol, Tn; St Lukes Hospital, Bluefield, Wv

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Yogesh Chand
(276) 322-3461
1616 W Cumberland Rd
Bluefield, VA
Specialty
Orthopedic 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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