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Edward E Bell Jr. MD
(812) 945-8792
1919 State St
New Albany, IN
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Orthopedics

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Thomas Eric Sehlinger
(812) 282-8494
1220 Spring St
Jeffersonville, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Brent Michael Walz
(812) 282-8494
1220 Spring St
Jeffersonville, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Mudge Sligar, MD
(812) 282-8494
1220 Spring St
Jeffersonville, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1972

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Brent Michael Walz, MD
(812) 282-8494
1220 Spring St
Jeffersonville, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 2000

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Patrick David Bauer
(812) 282-8494
1220 Spring St
Jeffersonville, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Eric Lindner, MD
(812) 282-8494
1220 Spring St
Jeffersonville, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1987

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S Meredith Johnson, DMD
(812) 288-8880
2946 E 10th St Ste B
Jeffersonvlle, IN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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George William Gossmann
(812) 282-8494
1220 Spring St
Jeffersonville, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jerrold Edwin Tomlin, MD
(812) 282-8494
1220 Spring St
Jeffersonville, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1963

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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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