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George William Davis, MD
(615) 668-2812
5709 Hearthstone Ln
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Centennial Med Ctr -Park, Nashville, Tn

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Gerald F Ritter, DDS
(615) 373-2025
343 Franklin Rd Ste 104
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael James Mc Namara, MD
(615) 790-3290
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1983

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Chris Tom Stark, MD
(615) 790-3290
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Horizon Med Ctr, Dickson, Tn
Group Practice: Bone & Joint Clinic

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William Gregory Cook, MD
(615) 790-3290
3310 Aspen Grove Dr Ste 102
Franklin, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1984

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Sean Kendall Doyle, DMD
(615) 865-9400
105 Powell Ct
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Roy J Renfro Jr, MD
(615) 373-1779
1112 Overton Lea Rd
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1984

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Elisha R Richardson, DDS
(615) 327-6207
PO Box 33A
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jeffrey W Cook
(615) 771-1116
3310 Aspen Grove Dr
Franklin, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James R Hendricks, DDS
(615) 373-9889
Franklin, TN
Specialties
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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