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Dr.Phillip J. Branson
(304) 487-2297
311 Courthouse Rd # 1
Princeton, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Ralph Dean Evans, DDS
(304) 325-0411
Princeton, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Cynthia Anne Branson, DDS
(304) 425-3050
Medical Arts Bldg Ste 15
Princeton, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Frederick B Morgan
(304) 487-2297
311 Courthouse Rd
Princeton, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert P Kropac
(304) 487-2297
311 Courthouse Rd
Princeton, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Darrell C Belcher
(304) 487-2297
311 Courthouse Rd
Princeton, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Philip J Branson
(304) 487-2297
311 Courthouse Rd
Princeton, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Philip Joseph Branson, MD
(304) 487-2297
311 Courthouse Rd
Princeton, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1982

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Darrell Cecil Belcher, MD
(304) 425-9563
311 Courthouse Rd
Princeton, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1967

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Frederick Brennan Morgan, DO
(330) 928-9254
311 Courthouse Rd
Princeton, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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