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Randall Alan Espinosa, MD
(910) 425-4562
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1987

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George Kalwant Bal, MD
(910) 476-1270
6910 Surrey Rd
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1991

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William Dickson Schaefer, MD
(910) 484-3114
3308 Melrose Rd
Fayetteville, NC
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1996

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James Erwin Johnson
(910) 484-3114
3308 Melrose Rd
Fayetteville, NC
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Christopher Barnes
(910) 484-3114
1991 Fordham Dr # 100
Fayetteville, NC
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M
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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David M Sickle, MD
Fayeteville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Randall A Espinosa, MD
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Christopher John Barnes, MD
(910) 484-3114
3308 Melrose Rd
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1997

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James Walter Snead, MD
(910) 484-3114
3308 Melrose Rd
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1999

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Robert J Logel, MD
(910) 484-3114
3308 Melrose Rd
Fayetteville, NC
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Orthopedics
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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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