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Charles Hyatt Richardson, MD
(478) 743-3000
1600 Forsyth St
Macon, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1970

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Charles H Richardson
(478) 743-3000
1600 Forsyth St
Macon, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Braswell E Collins, DDS
(478) 742-4332
2160 Vineville Ave
Macon, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John Warren Sapp, MD
(478) 745-4206
840 Pine St
Macon, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center Of Central Geor, MacOn, Ga
Group Practice: Macon Orthopaedic & Hand Ctr

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Gary L Hattaway
(478) 743-3000
1600 Forsyth St
Macon, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Warren Sapp
(478) 745-4206
840 Pine St
Macon, GA
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Donald C Beringer
(478) 743-3000
1600 Forsyth St
Macon, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Timothy Roger Stapleton, MD
(478) 743-3000
1600 Forsyth St
Macon, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mercer Univ Sch Of Med, MacOn Ga 31207
Graduation Year: 1987

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Donald Charles Beringer, MD
(478) 743-3000
1600 Forsyth St
Macon, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1991

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Joseph Earl Slappey Jr, MD
(478) 743-3000
1600 Forsyth St
Macon, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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