Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Hillsdale MI

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Barry J Collins
(517) 439-5411
61 W Carleton Rd
Hillsdale, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Colin A Mayers, DDS
(517) 439-1461
1426 Hudson Rd
Hillsdale, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jay Phillip Horwich
(269) 668-6282
52375 N Main St
Mattawan, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jean Paul Guiboux, MD
(248) 596-0412
47601 Grand River Ave Ste A222
Novi, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1991

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Julie L Henry
(586) 754-4417
27427 Schoenherr Rd
Warren, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Angelo Joseph Sorce, MD
(517) 437-0499
451 Hidden Meadows Dr Ste 210
Hillsdale, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1996

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Thomas G Ryan, MD
(269) 343-1535
2490 S 11th St
Kalamazoo, MI
Business
Kalamazoo Orthopaedic Clinic
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Alan L Biddinger
(586) 997-5000
43184 Dequindre Rd
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John D Maskill
(616) 459-7101
1111 Leffingwell Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialty
Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Nilesh M Patel
(313) 277-6700
21031 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI
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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