Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Daphne AL

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John Lee Todd, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: North Baldwin Hosp, Bay Minette, Al; Thomas Hosp, Fairhope, Al
Group Practice: Fairhope Orthopaedics

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George Andrew Corbett, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1997

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Michael W Mc Duffie, DDS
(251) 625-2525
6491 Jordan Rd
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jerry Williams, DDS
(251) 626-7770
1303 Main St
Spanish Fort, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Vicky Searcy, DDS
(251) 626-7770
PO Box 2465
Spanish Fort, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Paul Bruno Canale, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1985

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Earl Rhett Hubley, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1989

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Harold Charles George, MD
(251) 928-1284
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1962

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Lloyd Wayne Russell, MD
(251) 219-4773
PO Box 1040
Montrose, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1955

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Dr.William Roberts
(251) 928-2401
341 Greeno Rd N
Fairhope, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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