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Duren Daniell, MD
3010 Hampton Ave Ste 3
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1965

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Michale J Dunn
(912) 265-9006
3231 Glynn Ave
Brunswick, GA
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Ralph William Morales, DO
(912) 265-9006
3231 Glynn Ave
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Sch Of Osteo Med, Stratford Nj 08084
Graduation Year: 1986

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Mark R Sardo, DDS
(912) 265-7193
2323 Parkwood Dr
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jack Melvin Deese, MD
(912) 262-9961
1111 Glynco Pkwy Ste 100
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Ciudad Juarez, Esc De Med, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
Graduation Year: 1981

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William Burns Allen, MD
(912) 267-1613
892 Old Jesup Rd
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1965

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John K Weaver, DDS
(912) 264-6890
1606 Gloucester St
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jackie Kevin Brooks
(912) 265-9006
3231 Glynn Ave
Brunswick, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Michael James Sullivan, MD
(912) 262-9961
1111 Glynco Pkwy Ste 100
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1993

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Thomas Michael Sasser, MD
(912) 262-9961
1111 Glynco Pkwy
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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