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David Elias Ede, MD
(304) 343-4691
415 Morris St
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1990

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Manuel E Molina
(304) 343-4691
415 Morris Street
Charleston, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David Alan Santrock, MD
(304) 346-0439
500 Donnally St Ste 100
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1967

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Manuel Evencio Molina, MD
(304) 343-4691
415 Morris St
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Herbert J Thomas Memorial Hosp, S Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Majestro & Molina

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Tony C Majestro
(304) 343-1399
415 Morris Street
Charleston, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jaime Forero, MD
(304) 348-9015
PO Box 1393
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Colombia, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1960

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W Chris Taylor, DDS
(304) 342-1181
208 Broad St
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Harry H Fathy, MD
(304) 343-4500
415 Morris St Ste 407
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tabriz Univ, Fac Of Med, (Univ Of Azarabadegan) Tabriz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1962

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Tony Colerio Majestro, MD
(304) 343-4691
415 Morris St
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Charleston Area Med Ctr -Memo, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Majestro Molina & Ede

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Matthew P Walker
(304) 344-3551
415 Morris St
Charleston, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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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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