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David P Bealle
(270) 889-0701
105 Keeton Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David Paul Bealle, MD
(270) 889-0701
1717 High St Ste 3B
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1993

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Joseph M Vance
(270) 889-0701
105 Keeton Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Frederick G Robbe
(270) 889-0701
105 Keeton Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Mark Pallis
(270) 798-6373
650 Joel Drive
Fort Campbell, KY
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Orthopedics Plus Physical Therapy - Hopkinsville
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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Frederick Gerard Robbe III, MD
8400 Shiloh Church Rd
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1998

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Richard Craig Allen, DMD
(270) 885-4156
520 Noel Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Joseph M Vance, MD
(270) 885-4658
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1967

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Clark P Searle, MD
(270) 798-8426
650 Joel Dr
Fort Campbell, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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