Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Fayetteville GA

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Michael James Behr, MD
(770) 460-1900
1265 Highway 54 W Ste 308
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1987

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Scott Randall Arrowsmith
(770) 631-9991
130 Governors Sq
Fayetteville, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Mays Osborne, MD
(214) 637-4800
105 Carnegie Pl
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1959

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Peter S Harvey, MD
(770) 461-1238
1275 Highway 54 W Ste 201
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Hugh S Thompson, MD
(770) 460-9345
707 Highway 314
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1952

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Charles Albert Lindsey, DMD
(770) 996-8558
1275 Highway 54 W Ste 200
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Alan Dale Davis, MD
(770) 460-1900
1265 Highway 54 W Ste 308
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Reg Med Ctr, Riverdale, Ga; South Fulton Med Ctr, East Point, Ga; Fayette Comm Hosp, Fayetteville, Ga
Group Practice: Hughston Clinic

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Sharrona Sheree Williams
(770) 460-1900
1265 Highway 54 W
Fayetteville, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery

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David Andrew Goodman, MD
(770) 461-1238
1275 Highway 54 W Ste 201
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1989

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Olumide Ayodele Danisa, MD
(707) 506-4350
170 Bastille Way Ste B
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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