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Donald Hutson Mc Clure, MD
(803) 329-3130
1690 Highway 160 W
Fort Mill, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1966

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Michael F Heinig
(803) 329-3130
134 Professional Park Blvd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William G McCarthy
(803) 329-3130
134 Professional Park Blvd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas Glenn Fleischer, MD
(803) 329-3130
134 Professional Park Dr
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
American Sign
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, Nc; Mercy Hospital South, Charlotte, Nc; Springs Memorial Hospital, Lancaster, Sc; Piedmont Med Ctr, Rock Hill, Sc
Group Practice: Carolina Orthopaedic Surgery

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Eugene N Powell
(803) 329-3130
134 Professional Park Blvd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael David Riordan, DMD
(803) 802-2580
1741 Gold Hill Rd # 200
Fort Mill, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William Louis Lehman, MD
(803) 329-3130
134 Professional Park Dr
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Family Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, Nc; Springs Memorial Hospital, Lancaster, Sc; Piedmont Med Ctr, Rock Hill, Sc
Group Practice: Carolina Orthopaedic Surgery

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E Neal Powell, MD
(803) 329-1163
134 Professional Park Dr
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1982

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Thomas W Epps, DMD
(803) 329-1540
2660 Celanese Rd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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E Neal Powell Jr, MD
(803) 329-3130
134 Professional Park Blvd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Piedmont Med Ctr, Rock Hill, Sc
Group Practice: Carolina Orthopaedic 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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