Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Irmo SC

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Brian Costello O' Leary, DDS
(803) 732-7223
1544 Old Tamah Rd
Irmo, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Albert Thomas Gilpin Jr, MD
(803) 256-4107
320 Harbison Blvd
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1984

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John W Pitner, DMD
(803) 781-5225
5953 Wescott Rd
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John La Fon Eady, MD
(803) 434-6812
2 Medical Park Rd
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: William J B Dorn V A Hospital, Columbia, Sc; Palmetto Richland Memorial Hos, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: University Orthopedics

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John Ward Cory, MD
2 Medical Park Rd Ste 404
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.Mark Locke
(803) 227-8000
7033 Saint Andrews Road
Columbia, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.8, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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James Allen Oleary, MD
(803) 256-4107
320 Harbison Blvd
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1993

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John L Eady
(803) 434-6812
2 Medical Park Rd
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher George Mazoue
(803) 434-6812
2 Medical Park Rd
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Dr.BRADLEY Presnal
(803) 227-8000
14 Richland Medical Park # 200
Columbia, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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