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Edward Darryl Leslie, MD
(502) 875-5500
440 Kings Daughters Dr
Frankfort, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1967

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John Richard Lyon II, MD
(502) 875-1766
101 Medical Heights Dr Ste F
Frankfort, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Frankfort Reg Med Ctr, Frankfort, Ky
Group Practice: Rebound Orthopaedics & Sports

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Joseph Jacob Dobner, MD
(502) 875-1766
101 Medical Heights Dr Ste F
Frankfort, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dana Mark Soucy
(502) 875-1766
101 Medical Heights Dr
Frankfort, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Clark D Cash, DMD
(502) 227-1931
635 Comanche Trl
Frankfort, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John R Lyon
(502) 875-1766
101 Medical Heights Dr
Frankfort, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph J Dobner
(502) 875-1766
101 Medical Heights Dr
Frankfort, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Craig Burdette Wiggins, DMD
(502) 223-1656
5 Physicians Park
Frankfort, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Joseph Dobner
(502) 875-1766
101 Medical Heights Dr # F
Frankfort, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Jon Joseph Sanchez, MD
(859) 873-2113
360 Amsden Ave Ste 301
Versailles, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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