Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Roswell NM

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Earl A Latimer III, MD
(505) 622-7600
115 E 19th St
Roswell, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Eastern New Mexico Med Ctr -No, Roswell, Nm
Group Practice: Scor

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Dr.Omar Osmani
(575) 624-4545
601 West Country Club Road #202
Roswell, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Eastern New Mexico Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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James Albert Boss, MD
(505) 622-7600
115 E 19th St
Roswell, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Eastern New Mexico Med Ctr -No, Roswell, Nm
Group Practice: Scor

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James Albert Boss
(505) 622-7600
115 E 19th St
Roswell, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Robert Schwartz
(575) 625-2669
350 W Country Club Rd # 103
Roswell, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Eastern New Mexico Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Michael M Taylor, DDS
(505) 622-4369
200 W Wilshire Blvd
Roswell, NM
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James J Castle, DO
(505) 624-0100
607 W Country Club Rd
Roswell, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1982

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Omar Nizar Osmani, MD
(505) 622-7600
115 E 19th St
Roswell, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1993

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Robert E Schwartz
(575) 625-2669
350 W Country Club Rd
Roswell, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Anthony F Pachelli, MD
(505) 724-4300
201 Cedar St SE
Albuquerque, NM
Business
New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates
Specialties
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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