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Scott Allen Barbour, MD
(770) 888-1976
1100 Northside Forsyth Dr Ste 400
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Northside Hosp, Atlanta, Ga

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Irfan Ansari, MD
(770) 886-8111
1100 Northside Forsyth Dr Ste 340
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1997

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Joseph Martino, MD
(770) 886-8111
610 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1988

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Linda Carol Jackson, MD
(404) 872-4263
634 Peachtree Pkwy Ste 100
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1989

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Michael Graham Hogan, MD
(404) 889-7465
634 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Master Univ, Sch Of Med, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1982

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David J Covall
(770) 886-8111
1100 Northside Forsyth Dr
Cumming, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Elaine F Whitney, DDS
(770) 945-2015
203 Pirkle Ferry Rd
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Michael Joel Kalson
(770) 889-0891
318 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Northside Hosp, Atlanta, Ga
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Joseph Britten Chandler, MD
(770) 880-0707
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1980

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David James Covall, MD
(770) 886-8111
1100 Northside Forsyth Dr Ste 340
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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