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David T Sowa, MD
(302) 731-2888
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Business
First State Orthopaedics PA
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Randeep S Kahlon
(302) 731-2888
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Joseph Mesa
(302) 455-0900
1096 Old Churchmans Rd
Newark, DE
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Bruce Katz
(302) 731-2888
4102 Ogletown Stanton Road #1
Newark, DE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.4, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Robert A Steele
(302) 731-2888
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Michael J Axe
(302) 731-2888
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Douglas Anthony Palma, MD
(302) 655-9494
1096 Old Churchmans Rd
Newark, DE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1996

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Michael J Pushkarewicz
(302) 731-2888
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Leonidas William Raisis, MD
(302) 731-2888
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd Ste 238
Newark, DE
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Greek
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De; Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Christiana Orthopedic Surgical

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Dr.Drew Brady
(302) 731-2888
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd # 238
Newark, DE
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 4, 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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