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Dane Glueck, MD
(859) 323-5533
316 Highland Park Dr
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 2000

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Charles E Parsons, DMD
(859) 623-6414
106 Alycia Dr
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Thomas Cervoni
(859) 624-4110
789 Eastern Byp # 5
Richmond, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Thomas Dominic Cervoni, MD
(859) 624-4110
789 Eastern Byp Ste 5
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1991

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Mark Richard Secor, MD
(859) 986-1679
305 Estill St
Berea, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Berea Hosp, Berea, Ky
Group Practice: Orthopedic Clinic Of Berea

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Timothy J Micek, MD
(859) 200-8522
318 Highland Park Dr
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1994

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Rhonda H Cormney, DMD
(859) 623-7476
519 Hampton Way Ste 1
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas D Cervoni
(859) 624-4110
789 Eastern Byp
Richmond, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark Richard Secor
(859) 986-1679
191a Glades Rd.
Berea, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael Joel Hall, MD
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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