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Todd L Hamilton, DDS
(704) 735-1606
701 S Laurel St Ste 1
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Steven Miller Austin, DDS
(704) 735-1606
701 S Laurel St # 1
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Brian Scott Delay, MD
(704) 664-1060
206 Gamble Dr
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1995

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Karenmarie Barbara Rives, MD
(704) 732-9966
PO Box 2059
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Stanly Memorial Hospital, Albemarle, Nc
Group Practice: Wellbridge Orthopaedics

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Dr.Maher Habashi
(704) 735-3116
501 North Aspen Street
Lincolnton, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Kasr El Aini Fac Med Cairo Univ
Year of Graduation: 1960
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Maher F Habashi
(704) 735-3116
501 N Aspen St
Lincolnton, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Karen Marie Rives
(704) 732-9966
701 S Laurel St
Lincolnton, NC
Specialty
Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Domingo E Cabinum Jr, MD
(606) 666-4971
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1961

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Dr.Todd Irwin
(630) 579-6500
501 North Aspen Street
Lincolnton, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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William Martin Pekman, MD
828-322-5172x339
214 18th St SE
Hickory, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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