Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Dallas TX

Looking for information on Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis in Dallas? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Dallas that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find information on Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis in Dallas.

Robert Chapman, MD
(214) 824-7744
1015 N Carroll Ave
Dallas, TX
Business
Sports Medicine Clinic of North Texas
Specialties
Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Hugh A Frederick MD
(214) 528-4185
9301 N Central Expwy
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Thomas M Schott, MD
(972) 556-2885
400 W Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Irving, TX
Business
Allstar Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Specialties
Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
John Anthony Herring, MD
(214) 559-7556
2222 Welborn St
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1967

Data Provided By:
John Anthony Herring, MD
(214) 559-7556
2222 Welborn St
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1967

Data Provided By:
Huntly G Chapman, MD
(214) 370-3006
3600 N Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX
Business
North Texas Spinecare, LLP
Specialties
Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Robert E Bayless, MD
(972) 438-4636
2120 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX
Business
Irving Orthopaedics & Southwest Spine Institu
Specialties
Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Marybeth Ezaki, MD
(214) 559-7568
2222 Welborn St
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1977

Data Provided By:
Peter R Carter
(214) 559-7572
2222 Welborn St
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Hand Surgery

Data Provided By:
Charles Eugene Johnston, MD
(214) 559-7558
2222 Welborn St
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1976

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Joint Pain Info