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Barry Leonard Riemer, MD
(504) 468-6535
200 W Esplanade Ave Ste 500
Kenner, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1975

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Bryan Thomas Wall, MD
(504) 468-6535
200 W Esplanade Ave
Kenner, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1999

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Joseph Leonard Dongieux, DDS
(504) 468-6200
527 W Esplanade Ave Ste 101
Kenner, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas Reed Lyons, MD
(504) 467-5900
671 W Esplanade Ave Ste 100
Kenner, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1993

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Charles George Haddad, MD
(504) 888-7017
3939 Houma Blvd #21 Doctors Row
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1999

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Frederic Querens, DDS
(504) 259-6784
3645 Williams Blvd Ste 103
Kenner, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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George Andrew Murphy, MD
(504) 471-3000
671 W Esplanade Ave Ste 100
Kenner, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975

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Charles Patrick Murphy, MD
(504) 467-5900
671 W Esplanade Ave Ste 100
Kenner, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1982

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James Edward Ricciardi, MD
(504) 468-6535
200 W Esplanade Ave Ste 500
Kenner, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr.Gordon Nutik
(504) 456-8013
4224 Houma Blvd # 270
Metairie, LA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.8, out of 5 based on 2, 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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