Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis New Castle IN

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Thomas Joseph Mathews, MD
(765) 521-7385
2200 Forest Ridge Pkwy Ste 240
New Castle, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1989

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Thomas J Mathews
(765) 521-7385
2200 Forest Ridge Pkwy
New Castle, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gregory Scott Hellwarth, MD
(765) 284-7738
16776 Massey Rd
Hagerstown, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1988

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K Donald Shelbourne, MD
(317) 924-8636
1815 N Capitol
Indianapolis, IN
Business
The Shelbourne Knee Center at Methodist Hospi
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Dr.Thomas W. Marshall
(812) 376-9353
940 N Marr Rd # C
Columbus, IN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1970
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Lindsey Ryan Rolston, MD
(765) 521-7385
2200 Forest Ridge Pkwy Ste 240
New Castle, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1989

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Lindsey R Rolston
(765) 521-7385
2200 Forest Ridge Pkwy
New Castle, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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

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Jeana J Lee, MD
(812) 477-1558
225 Crosslake Dr
Evansville, IN
Business
Tri State Orthopaedic Surgeons
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Dr.GREGORY GILOT
(317) 274-7372
550 University Boulevard #2180
Indianapolis, IN
Gender
M
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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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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