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Thomas J Montgomery MD
(337) 235-2264
449 Heymann Blvd
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedics

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Charles A Olivier
(337) 988-8855
4212 W Congress St
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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James Charles Mc Daniel, MD
(337) 237-2060
309 Saint Julien Ave Ste 300
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1973

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Harold J Granger
(337) 988-8855
4212 W Congress St
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles Alexander Olivier, MD
(337) 988-8855
4212 W Congress St
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1968

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Michael Ryburn Holland, MD
1307 Crowley Rayne Hwy Ste D
Crowley, LA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1991

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James Hugh Larriviere, MD
(337) 988-8888
4212 W Congress St
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1961

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Bryan Gary Frentz, MD
(337) 988-8855
4212 W Congress St Ste 1800
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1999

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Harold Jude Granger, MD
(337) 988-8855
4212 W Congress St
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1994

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Douglas Wm McKay, MD
2390 W Congress St
Lafayette, LA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1955

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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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