Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Crossville TN

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David Scott Jones, MD
(615) 329-6600
240 Lakeside Dr
Crossville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1968

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Russell Tyson Garland, MD
(931) 484-3401
49 Cleveland St Ste 300
Crossville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1986

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Susan Norris Pick, MD
(931) 707-8383
493 Lantana Rd
Crossville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1989

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D Marshall Jemison, MD
(423) 756-7134
979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
Business
The Plastic Surgery Group PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Thomas Walter Brown III, MD
(423) 624-8588
2337 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1983

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Susan N Pick
(931) 707-8383
493 Lantana Rd
Crossville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jon Alan Simpson, MD
(931) 484-8861
645 S Main St Ste 104
Crossville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Cookeville Reg Med Ctr, Cookeville, Tn; Cumberland Med Ctr, Crossville, Tn
Group Practice: Cumberland Orthopedics

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Dr.Russell T. Garland
(931) 484-3401
35 Taylor Ave # 3
Crossville, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: C.M.
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Frederick Martin Azar, MD
(901) 759-3100
1211 Union Ave Ste 500
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1989

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George Robert Baddour
(865) 546-2663
1932 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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