Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Fenton MI

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Dr.Larry L. Pack
(810) 750-5800
2420 Owen Rd # C
Fenton, MI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.9, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Samuel J Frydenlund, DDS
(810) 629-6888
2325 W Shiawassee Ave Ste 101
Fenton, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael J Sorscher
(810) 606-6990
4442 Genesys Pkwy
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Joseph John Weber
(810) 606-5000
1 Genesys Pkwy
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark Edward Dyball
(810) 953-0500
861 Health Park Blvd
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael James Moutsatson, DO
Fenton, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 2000

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James J Paraiso, DO
Holly, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1999

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Bradley Aron Scott
(810) 606-5000
1 Genesys Pkwy
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Vineet Purushott Shah, DO
1 Genesys Pkwy
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1998

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John David Martin
(810) 953-0500
861 Health Park Blvd
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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