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Nigel Alan Roderick Watt, MD
(843) 662-5233
705 N 8th Ave Ste 1B
Dillon, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cambridge, Sch Of Cli Med, Cambridge (352-03 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Leod Reg Medctr, Florence, Sc
Group Practice: Pee Dee Orthopaedic Assoc

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Eric Heimberger, MD
(843) 431-2730
2845 E Highway 76 Ste 3
Mullins, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1992

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Townsend V Holt, DDS
(843) 665-4951
615 W Palmetto St
Florence, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Steven Charles Poletti, MD
900 Bowman Rd Ste 300
Mount Pleasant, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1985

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Michael W Cox, DDS
(843) 556-8930
712 Saint Andrews Blvd
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Eric Ronald Mullins, MD
2845 E Highway 76
Mullins, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1999

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Jon R Davids, MD
(864) 271-3444
950 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
Business
Shriner's Hospital
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Earl B Mc Fadden Jr, MD
(803) 232-9246
9 Rockmont Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Lexington Med Ctr, West Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Moore Orthopaedic Clinic

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James Saml Seastrunk, MD
(864) 585-5633
1770 Skylyn Dr
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Spartanburg Reg Med Ctr, Spartanburg, Sc; Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg, Sc
Group Practice: Palmetto Orthopaedics

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Margaret B Broadhead-Seidle, DDS
(864) 244-8621
#4A
Greenville, SC
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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