Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Lenoir NC

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Jeffrey Paul Keverline, MD
(828) 758-7092
1041 Morganton Blvd SW
Lenoir, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1995

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Greg Shell, DDS
(828) 754-0234
509 Harper Ave SW
Lenoir, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Edward Stanislaw, MD
(828) 758-7091
1041 Morganton Blvd SW
Lenoir, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Caldwell Mem Hosp, Lenoir, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Orthopedic Specs

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John Thomas Mc Cormick, MD
(828) 758-7091
1041 Morganton Blvd SW Ste 200
Lenoir, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Caldwell Mem Hosp, Lenoir, Nc; Grace Hospital, Morganton, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Orthopedic Specs

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Kimberly Lutz Gragg, DDS
(828) 438-8998
415 S King St
Morganton, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Edward Stanislaw
(828) 758-8559
1041 Morganton Blvd Sw
Lenoir, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeffrey Paul Keverline
(828) 758-8559
1041 Morganton Blvd Sw
Lenoir, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John T McCormick
(828) 758-8559
1041 Morganton Blvd Sw
Lenoir, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher Thomas Daley, MD
(828) 874-3379
720 Malcolm Blvd Ste 102
Valdese, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mem Univ Of Newfoundland, Fac Of Med, St Johns, Nfld, Canada
Graduation Year: 1992

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Larry G Anderson
(828) 437-8648
503 E Parker Rd
Morganton, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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