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Michael Anthony Grefer, MD
(859) 341-7474
340 Thomas More Pkwy Ste 260
Covington, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1973

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John Paul Schmitz, MD
(859) 331-3898
3040 Friars Ln
Edgewood, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1972

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Bruce Robert Holladay, MD
(859) 578-5396
500 Thomas More Pkwy
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1987

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John J Larkin Jr, MD
(859) 426-4200
320 Thomas More Pkwy
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Elizabeth Med Ctr-North, Covington, Ky; St Elizabeth Med Ctr-South, Edgewood, Ky; Bethesda North Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh; Christ Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh; Deaconess Hosp Of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Oh; Jewish Health Systems, Cincinnati, Oh
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James T Bilbo
(859) 301-2663
560 South Loop Rd
Edgewood, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Dr.James Baker
(859) 301-2663
560 South Loop Road
Ft Mitchell, KY
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.Michael OBrien
(859) 301-2663
560 South Loop Road
Ft Mitchell, KY
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Samer Saadat Hasan, MD
(859) 331-9700
328 Thomas More Pkwy
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1994

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Brion Patrick Moran, MD
(859) 341-6440
340 Thomas More Pkwy Ste 260
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1997

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Michael Dennis O'Brien, MD
(859) 341-6440
340 Thomas More Pkwy Ste 260A
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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