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Alan Rhoades Swayze, MD
(770) 345-3692
50 Medical Ln
Canton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1993

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Douglas Winfield Clanton, MD
(770) 479-4777
230 Marietta Hwy Ste 100
Canton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1978

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Douglas W Clanton
(770) 479-4777
230 Marietta Hwy
Canton, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Converse Stem, MD
(770) 479-8113
100 Medical Ln
Canton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1972

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Jonathan S Swift, MD
770-479-5535 x354
320 Hospital Rd
Canton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1951

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Michael D Armond Williams, DDS
(770) 592-5554
130 Cedar Woods Trl
Canton, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Christopher O Jernigan, DMD
(770) 479-8289
125 Oakside Ct Ste 202
Canton, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jonathan S Swift
(770) 479-5535
320 Hospital Rd
Canton, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Craig Michael Chebuhar, MD
(850) 432-3293
50 Medical Ln
Canton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1990

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Arthur Stuart Loos, DDS
(678) 632-3440
1353 Riverstone Pkwy Ste 130
Canton, GA
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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