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Floyd Grosvenor Goodman, MD
(517) 702-2940
3960 Patient Care Way Ste 113
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Head And Neck Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Ingham Reg Med Ctr -Greenlawn, Lansing, Mi; E W Sparrow Hosp, Lansing, Mi
Group Practice: Michigan Orthopedic Ctr

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Brian Harris Moss
(517) 334-2562
401 W Greenlawn Ave
Lansing, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles J Taunt
(517) 267-0200
2815 S Pennsylvania Ave
Lansing, MI
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Matthew John Schramski
(517) 975-6000
401 W. Greenlawn
Lansing, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles J Taunt, DO
(248) 967-7000
2815 S Pennsylvania Ave Ste 204
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1999

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Brian Richard Mc Cardel, MD
(517) 394-3200
3394 E Jolly Rd Ste A
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1985

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Lawrence Walter Mysliwiec
(517) 351-8888
2815 S Pennsylvania Ave Ste 102
Lansing, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gregory Martin Uitvlugt, MD
(517) 394-3200
3394 E Jolly Rd Ste A
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1982

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Erich Hornbach, MD
(517) 394-3200
3394 E Jolly Rd Ste A
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1995

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Richard Baszler, DO
(517) 334-2195
401 W Greenlawn Ave
Lansing, MI
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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