Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Fort Payne AL

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Christopher G Palmer
(256) 997-9777
315 Medical Center Dr Sw
Fort Payne, AL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Thomas William Phillips, MD
(256) 845-3862
315 Medical Center Dr SW
Fort Payne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1974

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Aimee S Skelton, DDS
Fort Payne, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gaylon Renard Rogers, MD
985 9th Ave SW
Bessemer, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1969

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Andre J Fontana
(251) 410-3600
3610 Springhill Memorial Dr
Mobile, AL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher G Palmer, MD
(256) 574-4448
315 Medical Center Dr SW
Fort Payne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Christopher Palmer
(256) 997-9777
315 Medical Center Drive Southwest
Fort Payne, AL
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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William B Hanson
(334) 793-2663
1500 Ross Clark Cir
Dothan, AL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Stanton B Davis
(256) 539-2728
927 Franklin St
Huntsville, AL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael L Granberry, MD
(251) 342-7621
3610 Springhill Memorial Dr N
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
English, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Usa Childrens And Womens Hosp, Mobile, Al; Mobile Infirmary Med Ctr, Mobile, Al; Springhill Memorial Hosp, Mobile, Al; Providence Hosp, Mobile, Al; Rotary Rehab Hosp, Mobile, Al
Group Practice: Alabama Orthopaedic Clinics

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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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