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James Mastin Farmer, MD
(910) 450-4820
100 Brewster Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1997

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Thomas Ray Cullison, MD
100 Brewster Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1979

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Michael Kuhn, MD
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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William E Todd III, DO
(904) 270-5633
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1992

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Weston Alexander Willis, DDS
(910) 353-5234
200 Doctors Dr Jacksonville Doctors Park
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert Ernest Metts, MD
(910) 450-4826
100 Brewster Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael D Kazel, DO
(843) 525-2298
100 Brewster Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1994

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Todd A Fischer, DMD
(910) 353-5234
200 Doctors Dr Ste G
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Noel Bruce Rogers, MD
(910) 353-4500
128 Memorial Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Nc
Group Practice: Jacksonville Orthopedic Clinic

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Joel Charles Mc Clurg, MD
(910) 353-1437
237 White St
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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