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Robert A Shively, MD
(314) 652-4100
915 N Grand Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Washington University Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Michael Garth Johnson, MD
11642 W Florissant Ave
Florissant, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1994

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Angela D Kling, DDS
(314) 837-5787
1470 S New Florissant Rd
Florissant, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Joseph M Dorsey, DDS
(314) 830-2946
14 Grandview Plaza Shopping Ctr
Florissant, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Terry J Weis
(314) 837-5555
1150 Graham Rd
Florissant, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Suleyman Gulmen, DDS
(314) 831-9399
3837 Vaile Ave
Florissant, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Donald G Elitt, DDS
(314) 837-4800
4585 Washington St Ste C1
Florissant, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ernst Martin Taeger, DDS
(314) 653-1333
4137 N US Highway 67 Ste A
Florissant, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gary W Farley
(314) 837-5555
1150 Graham Rd
Florissant, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Fallon Maylack, MD
(314) 837-5555
1150 Graham Rd Ste 102
Florissant, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Christian Hosp Northeast, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Northland Orthopedic Group

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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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