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Eugene Q Parr, MD
(859) 335-0611
1825 Keene Rd
Nicholasville, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Russell Payne Greer, DDS
(606) 523-1961
2121 Nicholasville Rd Ste 110
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Travis Andrew Hunt, MD
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 2000

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William G Wheeler
(859) 277-5703
2537 Larkin Rd
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Adam Michael Smith, MD
(859) 268-0268
601 Perimeter Dr Ste 200
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1998

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Mathew Atkerson Nicholls, MD
Nicholasville, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1999

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Robert Bernard West, MD
(859) 224-2520
556 Townsend Rdg
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1973

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Lisa Anne Kochis, DDS
(859) 266-8411
501 S Preston St
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Lisa T Degnore, MD
(859) 278-3481
1780 Nicholasville Rd Ste 501
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1986

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J Philip Wahle, DMD
(859) 277-6113
2533 Larkin Rd
Lexington, KY
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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