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Edward A Attix, MD
(601) 264-7311
65 Clipper Rd
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Lawrence Leroy Line Jr, MD
(601) 554-7402
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Wesley Med Ctr, Hattiesburg, Ms
Group Practice: Southern Bone & Joint Spclsts

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Dennis L Granberry, DDS
(601) 264-2200
9 Professional Pkwy
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Juliana Cran Henderson, DDS
(601) 450-2141
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael C Patterson, MD
(601) 554-7400
3688 Veterans Memorial Dr Ste 200
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1995

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Thomas Berry Baylis, MD
(423) 778-9008
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 2000

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Edward A Attix, MD FACS
(601) 288-8822
65 Clipper Rd
Hattiesburg, MS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Graduation Year: 1948

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Tracy Faler Stanley, DDS
(601) 450-2141
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Strong Henderson, DDS
(601) 264-2200
9 Professional Pkwy
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Raymond Y Whitehead
(601) 268-5630
415 S 28th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS
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Orthopedic Surgery

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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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