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W Christopher Urban, MD
(410) 544-4855
1600 S Crain Hwy
Glen Burnie, MD
Business
Bay Area Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Samuel Matz, MD
(410) 484-8088
10 Crossroads Dr Ste 210
Owings Mills, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr.Kenneth Tepper
(410) 484-8088
10 Crossroads Dr # 210
Owings Mills, MD
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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John Jerome Tansey, MD
(410) 747-7503
Baltimore, MD
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1945

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Stacey Hale Berner, MD
(410) 484-8088
10 Crossroads Dr Ste 210
Owings Mills, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1988

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Cyrus Pezeshki MD
(410) 282-2211
6730 Holabird Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Lawrence Wang, DDS
(410) 744-0260
1134 N Rolling Rd
Catonsville, MD
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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David Silber, MD
(410) 484-8088
10 Crossroads Dr Ste 210
Owings Mills, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1983

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Philip London, MD FACS
707 Maiden Choice Ln
Baltimore, MD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Virginia
Graduation Year: 1949

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Robert M Saltzman, MD
(410) 484-8088
10 Crossroads Dr Ste 210
Owings Mills, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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