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Timothy Ronald Wagner, MD
(859) 235-9985
209 E Pike St
Cynthiana, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1975

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Travis Hunt
(502) 868-6106
1140 Lexington Rd
Georgetown, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Timothy Chandler Wilson, MD
(502) 868-6106
1140 Lexington Rd Ste 105
Georgetown, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1997

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Central Kentucky Orthopaedics
(502) 868-6106
1140 Lexington Rd Ste 105
Georgetown, KY

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John Robt Allen, MD
(859) 253-0142
125 E Maxwell St Ste 200
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1972

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Michael Eugene Kirk, MD
(859) 277-5703
5 Linville Dr
Paris, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1992

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Kevin Dale Perdue, MD
(502) 867-1020
1140 Lexington Rd Ste 102
Georgetown, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1981

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Timothy C Wilson
(502) 868-6106
1140 Lexington Rd
Georgetown, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Colton Shaw, MD
(416) 603-5952
220 Abraham Flexner Way Ste 500
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1965

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J Philip Wahle, DMD
(859) 277-6113
2533 Larkin Rd
Lexington, 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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