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David Hawkes Steiner
(337) 392-2330
506 S 6th St
Leesville, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ronald Gene Hood, MD
(918) 747-8071
4802 S 109th East Ave
Leesville, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Tulsa Orthopedic

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Shawn Patrick Granger
(337) 392-2330
506 S 6th St
Leesville, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David Long i Lin
(337) 531-3438
1585 3rd St
Fort Polk, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Granger, Shawn MD
(337) 392-2330
506 S 6th St
Leesville, LA

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J David De Lapp, MD
(337) 239-8000
500 S 6th St Ste A
Leesville, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1992

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David H Steiner, MD
(337) 238-9088
1101 Port Arthur Ter
Leesville, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Beauregard Mem Hosp, Deridder, La; Byrd Reg Hosp, Leesville, La

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Alfonso Santos Alarcon, MD
(337) 531-3105
1585 3rd St # 81
Fort Polk, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dan Edward Butler, MD
(337) 462-6637
109 W 4th St
Deridder, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Beauregard Mem Hosp, Deridder, La

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Orthopedic Center Of Louisiana
(337) 239-8000
109 W 4th St
Deridder, LA

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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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