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Richard M Singer, MD
(313) 561-4910
22731 Newman St Ste 100A
Dearborn, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Kenneth A Norwick, DDS
(313) 274-4800
23851 Ford Rd
Dearborn, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Arsenio Suarez Martinez, MD
(313) 730-0500
23550 Park St Ste 100
Dearborn, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Guanajuato, Fac De Med, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1966

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Matthew P Steffes
(313) 730-0500
23550 Park St
Dearborn, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Byron C Pflaum
(313) 730-0500
23550 Park St
Dearborn, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gregory W Housner
(313) 730-0500
23550 Park St
Dearborn, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph Cameron Finch, DO
(313) 277-6700
21031 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1994

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Edwin Dewitt Secord, DDS
(313) 561-6160
24825 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Richard M Singer
(313) 561-4910
22731 Newman St
Dearborn, MI
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Michael James Geoghegan, MD
(313) 730-0500
23550 Park St Ste 100
Dearborn, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1962

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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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