Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Huntington WV

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James B Day
(304) 691-1262
1600 Medical Center Dr
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Stanley Tao, MD
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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Charles Giangarra, MD
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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Charles E Shuff
(304) 691-1262
1600 Medical Center Dr
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Frederick Henry Sammons, DDS
(304) 522-3512
1040 20Th St
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Charles E Giangarra
(304) 691-1200
1600 Medical Center Dr
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Richard Edsel Oakes, DDS
(304) 522-0163
PO Box 2666 1223 3rd Ave
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Charles Giangarra
(304) 691-1200
1201 Hal Greer Blvd
Huntington, WV
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Alireza Oliashirazi, MD
(304) 691-1600
1600 Medical Center Dr Ste 2500
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1992

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Richard Manis
(304) 429-6741
1540 Spring Valley Dr
Huntington, WV
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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