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Tonya Woodall Baker, DDS
(706) 602-0540
190 Curtis Pkwy NE Ste1
Calhoun, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gerald W King, MD
(706) 625-3966
110 Hospital Dr
Calhoun, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1977

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Charles H Herndon
(706) 226-5533
1104 Professional Blvd
Dalton, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Michael D Wilson
(706) 226-5533
1104 Professional Blvd
Dalton, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Fred Barry Hodges III, MD
(706) 278-5959
1434 Broadrick Dr
Dalton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1970

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Gary Martin Edgmon, DDS
(706) 625-0640
300 S Piedmont St PO Box 308
Calhoun, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Conrad Harlan Easley
(706) 226-6318
1501 Broadrick Drive
Dalton, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Conrad Harlan Easley, MD
(706) 226-6318
1501 Broadrick Dr Ste 3
Dalton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1966

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William E Black, DDS
(706) 226-1415
1217 Memorial Dr
Dalton, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Charles Hall Herndon Jr, MD
(706) 226-5533
1104 Professional Blvd
Dalton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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