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Robert E Booth Jr., MD
(215) 829-2222
800 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA
Business
3 B Orthopaedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Gerald D Hayken, MD
(856) 235-7080
204 Ark Rd
Mount Laurel, NJ
Business
Burlington County Orthopaedic Specialists PA
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Joseph Shatouhy
(610) 626-9800
433 S Lansdowne Ave
Lansdowne, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gilbert Geo Tobler, MD
4729 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1955

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James Joseph Purtill, MD
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1993

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David Eugene Reinhardt, DO
(215) 947-7550
727 Welsh Rd
Huntingdon Valley, PA
Business
Pennsylvania Orthopaedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Frederic E Liss, MD
(610) 935-1120
400 S Main St
Phoenixville, PA
Business
Phoenixville Orthopedic Associates
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Thomas Michael Kain III, MD
(610) 534-6130
1501 Lansdowne Ave Ste 102
Darby, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1969

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Joseph Bernstein, MD
(215) 562-2265
501 S 54th St Ste G28
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1990

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James A Tillilie, DMD
(610) 544-2272
2 E Woodland Ave
Springfield, PA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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