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John W Stockstill, DDS
(706) 721-0502
4448 Pierwood Way
Evans, GA
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Eugene Harry Williamson, DDS
(706) 860-5074
4250 Washington Rd PO Box 569
Evans, GA
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Dennis Metts, DDS
(706) 855-9903
580 Blue Ridge Dr
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Charles Anderson Hope II, MD
(706) 787-6158
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1991

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Nazir Ahmad Bhatti, MD
3555 Bellerive Cir
Martinez, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1957

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Alex Collins, DO
(706) 447-3999
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Elwyn A Saunders, MD
(706) 738-4923
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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R Steven Powell, DMD
(706) 860-6888
625 Ronald Reagan Dr
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Eladio Deleon, DDS
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Tobin Barrett Trotter, DMD
(706) 860-2442
525 Pleasant Home Rd
Augusta, GA
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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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