Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Hinesville GA

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Leon R Wills, DDS
(912) 876-4435
715 A Courtland Dr
Hinesville, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Vaughn Arthur Frigon, MD
(504) 588-5192
455 S Main St Ste 106
Hinesville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1996

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William Stephen Tankersley
(912) 877-9100
455 S Main St
Hinesville, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Michael John Kissenberth, MD
1061 Harmon Ave Ste 2J11b
Fort Stewart, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1993

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Herbert Collins Eidt, MD
(912) 435-5254
1061 Harmon Ave
Fort Stewart, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr.WILLIAM TANKERSLEY
(912) 877-9100
455 S Main St # 106
Hinesville, GA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Brodie Edens McKoy, MD
(912) 877-3226
455 S Main St Ste 106
Hinesville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1997

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Christopher Mark Vaughn, MD
(912) 877-3226
455 S Main St Ste 106
Hinesville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1989

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Paul Henry Leitschuh, MD
(912) 435-6623
1061 Harmon Ave Ste 1D03
Fort Stewart, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1979

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Greer Edwin Noonburg, MD
(912) 398-7275
1061 Harmon Ave Ste 2J11B
Fort Stewart, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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