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Jodi L Koford, DDS
(502) 326-0001
9494 Brownsboro Rd
Crestwood, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Darrell B Casada, DMD
(502) 896-4104
4122 Shelbyville Rd Ste 105
Pewee Valley, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Eugene E Jacob
(502) 222-0598
1023 New Moody Ln
Lagrange, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Shari Lynn Rosenberg, MD
(260) 486-4997
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Andrew Degruccio
(502) 762-9528
2400 Eastpoint Parkway #550
Louisville, KY
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Trevor K Taylor, DDS
Crestwood, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Frank P Castro
(502) 245-5767
12307 Old Lagrange Road
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Arnold Abraham Yashar, MD
(502) 367-1744
1023 New Moody Ln Ste 100
La Grange, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1990

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James P Talbott, DMD
(502) 425-3383
225 S Hurstbourne Pkwy Ste 201
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Bradley Gail Angell, DMD
(502) 425-3350
10412 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY
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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