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John B Faust, DDS
(517) 321-4375
5238 W Saint Joseph Hwy
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kevin Joseph Kohan
(517) 334-2195
401 W Greenlawn Ave
Lansing, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kenton L Waterbrook, DO
(517) 487-3717
3370 E Jolly Rd
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1983

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Sarat Chandra Kunapuli
(517) 334-2121
401 W Greenlawn Ave
Lansing, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Donald Eugene Benson, DDS
(517) 346-9900
1101 1/2 S Washington Ave
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Paul Allan Ward, DDS
(517) 886-6550
5001 W Saint Joseph Hwy
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kenneth Malcolm Morrison, MD
(517) 337-0449
3394 E Jolly Rd Ste A
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1981

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Mark Dean Russell
(517) 487-3717
3370 E Jolly Rd
Lansing, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David Arthur Detrisac, MD
(517) 394-3200
3394 E Jolly Rd Ste A
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1977

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Meredith Fabing, DO
(517) 420-4449
401 W Greenlawn Ave
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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