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Edward E Bell Jr. MD
(812) 945-8792
1919 State St
New Albany, IN
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Orthopedics

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Shari Rosenberg Gabriel
(502) 721-8288
6400 Dutchmans Pkwy
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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S Pearson Auerbach, MD
(502) 893-6959
6400 Dutchmans Pkwy Ste 235
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1949

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Martin Gordon Schiller, MD
(502) 636-9227
3 Audubon Plaza Dr Ste 220
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1964

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Ted Benjamin Rogers, MD
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1999

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Gary Fred Bloemer, MD
(502) 636-9226
3 Audubon Plaza Dr Ste 220
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1982

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Amitava Gupta, MD
(502) 561-4263
1313 Saint Anthony Pl
Louisville, KY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1978

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Martin G Schiller
(502) 636-9226
3 Audubon Plaza Dr
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Thomas Matthew Gabriel
(502) 721-8288
6400 Dutchmans Pkwy
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Nithin Reddy, MD
(502) 364-0916
1410 Christy Ave
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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