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Michael N Bohan
(843) 520-1941
2185 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Arthur Mason Ahearn, MD
(803) 527-4447
PO Box 1777
Georgetown, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1962

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Edward John Mikol, MD
(843) 449-2336
2185 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1990

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Edward J Mikol
(843) 520-1941
2185 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Wright S Skinner III, MD
(843) 527-4447
1001 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr.Mason Ahearn
(843) 527-4447
1001 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1962
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.2, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Wright S Skinner
(843) 527-4447
1001 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert E Deane, DMD
(843) 546-4416
301 Church St
Georgetown, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mark E Triana
(843) 520-1941
2185 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Timothy Jay Pence, DMD
(843) 527-4536
420 Church St
Georgetown, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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