Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Las Cruces NM

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Alan Charles Davis, MD
(505) 521-1122
3005 Hillrise Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr, Las Cruces, Nm

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Gary D Barham
(505) 521-9729
2911 Hillrise Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Donald R Watson
(505) 556-6440
2530 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gary Duane Barham, MD
(505) 521-9729
2911 Hillrise Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Edward R Sweetser
(505) 532-9755
4351 E Lohman Ave # 200
Las Cruces, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1970
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Robert Alfred Mcpherson, DDS
(505) 522-5600
1423 S Don Roser Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mark Seibel, MD
(505) 202-2766
2735 Northrise Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1984

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Donald Ray Watson, MD
(915) 595-8893
4351 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1983

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Edward R Sweetser
(505) 532-9755
4351 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Bennie Joe Aday, DDS
(505) 522-1500
2701 Missouri Ave Ste D
Las Cruces, NM
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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