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William G Reynolds, DMD
(423) 476-7561
2175 Chambliss Ave Nw Ste A
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Daniel Vern Johnson
(423) 472-1567
102 Dunhill Pl Nw
Cleveland, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Patterson Stone, MD
(423) 472-1567
102 Dunhill Pl NW
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1978

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Clyde P Younger, MD
(423) 472-1567
102 Dunhill Pl NW
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1969

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Robert Alan Beasley
(423) 472-1567
102 Dunhill Place
Cleveland, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel V Johnson, MD
(423) 472-1567
102 Dunhill Pl NW
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1976

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Robert A Beasley, MD
(423) 472-1567
102 Dunhill Pl NW
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.ROBERT BEASLEY
(423) 472-1567
102 Dunhill Place
Cleveland, TN
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Mark Sean Sumida, MD
(423) 877-4400
2051 B Hamill Road South
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1988

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William A Pryor, DDS
(423) 476-6244
2292 Chambliss Ave Nw Ste A
Cleveland, TN
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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