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Robert Emmet Coles, MD
(252) 247-2101
3714 Guardian Ave
Morehead City, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1993

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Kevin John Mancini, DDS
(252) 247-3181
11 Medical Park
Morehead City, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Matthew Lee Zettl, MD
(252) 247-2101
3714 Guardian Ave
Morehead City, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975

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Ashraf Faaek Guirgues
(252) 247-2101
3714 Guardian Ave
Morehead City, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas Edward Bates, MD
(252) 247-2101
3714 Guardian Ave
Morehead City, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr.THOMAS BATES
(252) 247-2101
3714 Guardian Ave # E
Morehead City, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Jeffrey K Moore
(252) 247-2101
3714 Guardian Ave Ste E
Morehead City, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert E Coles
(252) 247-2101
3714 Guardian Ave Ste E
Morehead City, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeffrey Kevin Moore, MD
(252) 247-2101
3714 Guardian Ave
Morehead City, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1983

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Thomas E Bates
(252) 247-2101
3714 Guardian Ave Ste E
Morehead City, NC
Specialty
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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