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Samuel Bowen Mayfield, DDS
(228) 769-2881
2703 Pascagoula St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Christopher E Wiggins, MD
(228) 762-3664
PO Box 1283
Pascagoula, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: George County Hospital, Lucedale, Ms; Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, Ms
Group Practice: Osteoporosis Treatment

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Eric Darcy Washington, MD
(228) 762-3664
3615 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1984

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Donnis Kline Harrison
(228) 762-3664
3615 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Arthur De Wayne Black, MD
(228) 875-8558
PO Box 1918
Gautier, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1991

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Charlton Henry Barnes, MD
(228) 769-6000
PO Box 1363
Pascagoula, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: George County Hospital, Lucedale, Ms; Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, Ms
Group Practice: Barnes Gulf Coast Orthopaedics

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Charlton Henry Barnes
(228) 769-6000
4211 Hospital St Ste 103
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher Edward Wiggins
(228) 762-3664
3615 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Eric D Washington
(228) 762-3664
3615 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Deborah A Sema, DDS
(205) 942-2270
3210 Old Shell Rd
Grand Bay, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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