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Glenn Anthony Brien Jr, MD
Brandon, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 2003

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Alan Conrad Schroeder, MD
(601) 984-1000
Brandon, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 2000

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Barry Allen Mc Killop, MD
350 Crossgates Blvd
Brandon, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1974

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Galen V Poole
(601) 825-6505
346 Crossgates Blvd
Brandon, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Sidney Ray Berry, MD
(601) 977-9656
446 Saint Andrews Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1958
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Hospital: River Oaks Hospital, Jackson, Ms

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Timothy Douglas Jenkins, MD
Brandon, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 2003

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Lane Stefan Laken, MD
(601) 919-3569
Brandon, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1976

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William David Lawrence
(601) 825-1757
346 Crossgates Blvd Ste 102
Brandon, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gerald D Brister, DDS
(601) 939-4477
5647 Highway 80 E Ste 8
Pearl, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Julius Ratliff, DDS
(601) 957-9999
11 Northtown Dr Ste 105
Jackson, MS
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial 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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