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Charles D Wilburn, MD
(931) 388-4276
1223 Trotwood Ave # 12
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tn
Group Practice: Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint

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Eslick Ewing Daniel, MD
(931) 388-4276
1223 1/2 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Horizon Med Ctr, Dickson, Tn; Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tn
Group Practice: Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint

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Randall L Davidson Jr, MD
(931) 388-4276
1223 Trotwood Ave # 12
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tn
Group Practice: Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint

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H James Wiesman
(931) 388-3104
1300 Trotwood Avenue
Columbia, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Harold J Wiesman Jr, MD
(931) 388-3104
1300 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1969

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Harold J Wiesman, MD
(931) 388-3104
1300 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1969

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Jeffrey C King, MD
(931) 380-1900
1400 Hatcher Ln
Columbia, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1992

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Angelo Di Felice, MD
(931) 388-4276
1223 1/2 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1993

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Kenneth Lynn Moore, MD
(931) 388-4276
3048 General Forrest Dr
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1967

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David Robert Williams, DDS
(931) 381-2700
806 Hatcher Ln
Columbia, 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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