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Russell Allen Davidson, MD
(706) 787-5807
East Hospital Rd Bldg 300
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1995

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Nathan Andrew Marsh
(706) 787-2720
300 W Hospital Rd
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Brian E Abell
(706) 787-2720
300 W Hospital Rd
Fort Gordon, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Keith Thomas Lonergan, MD
(706) 787-2104
East Hospital Rd Bldg 300
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1994

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John W Stockstill, DDS
(706) 721-0502
4448 Pierwood Way
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Matthew Patrick Link
(706) 787-2720
300 W Hospital Road
Fort Gordon, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dirk Lance Slade, MD
(706) 787-5807
East Hospital Road Bldg 300
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 2000

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Thomas W Gibson, DO
(706) 787-1859
East Hospital Rd Bldg 300
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1992

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Joseph F Alderete, MD
(706) 787-5807
Fort Gordon, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Elwyn A Saunders, MD
(706) 738-4923
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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