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Ronald A Madere, DDS
(985) 626-0160
200 Greenleaves Blvd Ste 8
Mandeville, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Paul M Van Deventer, MD
(985) 674-1700
2330 N Causeway Blvd
Mandeville, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1992

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Roderick W Chandler
(985) 674-1700
2330 N Causeway Blvd
Mandeville, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Paul Mansfield Doty, MD
(985) 892-2200
1115 S Tyler St
Covington, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1973

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Matti Palo
(985) 875-2880
1000 Ochsner Blvd
Covington, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert V Hurst, DDS
(985) 893-1401
PO Box 1409
Mandeville, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Denean A Cervini, DDS
(985) 626-6166
1510 W Causeway Approach Ste B
Mandeville, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Roy L Grob, DDS
(985) 626-4779
2245 11th St Ste C
Mandeville, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Raoul Pedro Rodriguez, MD
(985) 867-4285
95 E Fairway Dr Ste 302
Covington, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Lakeside Hosp, Metairie, La; Tulane Univ Hosp And Clinics, New Orleans, La
Group Practice: Tulane Faculty Practice Plan T Ulane Univ Health Sciences Ct

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Peter Benjamin Blessey, MD
(985) 875-2828
1000 Ochsner Blvd
Covington, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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