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James Jerome Murphy, MD
(985) 652-7191
398 Belle Terre Blvd
La Place, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1998

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William S Johnson III, MD
(985) 653-5570
502 Rue de Sante Ste 106
La Place, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Linda Thompson
(985) 653-5570
502 Rue De Sante # 106
La Place, LA
Gender
F
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Guy Andrew Favaloro, DDS
(985) 622-2178
600 Main St Ste 260
La Place, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mark Stuart Meyer, MD
(504) 842-3000
Destrehan, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1991

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Linda Thompson, MD
(985) 653-5570
502 Rue de Sante Ste 106
La Place, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Alois Joseph Binder III, MD
(504) 885-8225
502 Rue de Sante Ste 106
La Place, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1986

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Linda G Thompson
(985) 653-5570
502 Rue De Sante
La Place, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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William S Johnson
(985) 653-5570
502 Rue De Sante
La Place, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Walter H Brent Jr, MD
(985) 785-1073
PO Box 968
Luling, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1950

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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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