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Damon Philip Anagnos
(828) 268-0082
141 Doctors Dr
Boone, NC
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General Surgery, Hand Surgery

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Stephen G Fleming
(828) 264-1100
194 Doctors Dr
Boone, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Marion McBride Herring, MD
(828) 264-1100
194 Doctors Dr
Boone, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1993

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Jan Marc Kadyk, MD
(828) 264-1105
194 Doctors Dr
Boone, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Blowing Rock Hosp, Blowing Rock, Nc; Watauga Med Ctr, Boone, Nc
Group Practice: Boone Orthopedic Assoc

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Dr.STEPHEN FLEMING
(828) 264-1100
194 Doctors Drive
Boone, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Michael Joseph Mayhew, DDS
(828) 264-5450
373 Boone Heights Dr
Boone, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ted J Waller
(828) 264-1100
194 Doctors Dr
Boone, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Arthur Herring Jr, MD
(336) 375-3517
194 Doctors Dr
Boone, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1965

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Ted James Waller, MD
(828) 264-1100
194 Doctors Dr
Boone, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1966

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John C Newell
(828) 264-1100
194 Doctors Dr
Boone, NC
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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