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Dr.Scott Petrie
(225) 743-2000
1014 Saint Clair Blvd # 1020
Gonzales, LA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Bernard Luke Manale, MD
(504) 895-2055
Gonzales, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1964

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Scott G Petrie, MD
(225) 743-2000
1212 Riverview Blvd Ste 1020
Gonzales, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1992

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Randall David Lea, MD
(225) 754-8888
1940 Oneal Ln
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Summit Hospital, Baton Rouge, La
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Surgery Associates Of Baton Rouge

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Keith R Kyler, DDS
(225) 292-8010
11964 Coursey Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Ramon Rodriguez
1023 W Highway 30
Gonzales, LA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
RateMD Rating
2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Scott George Petrie
(225) 743-2000
1014 W Saint Clare Blvd
Gonzales, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Ronald Mcandrew, DDS
(225) 291-0100
PO Box 77753
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jorge E Isaza Rojas, MD
(225) 751-6666
16777 Medical Center Dr Ste 300
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Valle, Div Of Cien De La Salud, Cali, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Summit Hospital, Baton Rouge, La; St Elizabeth Hosp, Gonzales, La
Group Practice: Advanced Spine Institute

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Andre M Fruge, DDS
(225) 292-6991
12061 Bricksome Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
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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