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Mark S Hunter, DMD
(734) 675-1170
2230 W Rd
Northville, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jeffrey Thomas Waldrop, MD
(313) 730-0500
41715 Chesterfield Ct
Novi, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1988

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Steven Alan Kushner
(248) 305-9614
23985 Novi Rd
Novi, MI
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Jerry Herman Rosenberg, MD
(248) 347-2435
47601 Grand River Ave Ste A120
Novi, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1975

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Anthony T Zimbalatti, DDS
(313) 537-2525
37625 Ann Arbor Rd Ste 104
Plymouth, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Steven Alan Kushner, DO
(248) 305-9614
23985 Novi Rd Ste B101
Novi, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1984

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Stephen Joel Minns, DDS
(248) 476-9121
24520 Meadowbrook Rd
Novi, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert P Colen
(248) 381-5777
25500 Meadowbrook Rd
Novi, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Roger L Bookwalter, DDS
(734) 455-2323
9416 S Main St
Plymouth, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Carleton Bolz, MD
(248) 569-0306
47601 Grand River Ave Ste A105
Novi, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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