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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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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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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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Carl William Hartzog
(256) 492-8590
100 Medical Center Dr
Gadsden, AL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David A Twesme, DMD
(256) 767-0809
403 N Cedar St
Florence, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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

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Kenneth M Hannon, MD FACS
51 Forsythe Sq
Mobile, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Alabama
Graduation Year: 1952

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William Price Garth Jr, MD
(205) 934-1041
1600 7th Ave S Ste 402
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1973

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Patrick Wayne Lett, MD
(334) 308-9797
404 N Main St
Enterprise, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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