Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Roxboro NC

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Michael Mc Laren Zilles, MD
(336) 597-3635
601 Ridge Rd
Roxboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1994

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George Stephen Elkins Aitken, MD FACS
(910) 597-3635
601 Ridge Rd
Roxboro, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jerome E Jennings, MD
(336) 765-1571
1900 S Hawthorne Rd
Winston Salem, NC
Business
Jennings Clinic PA
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Gary G Poehling, MD
(336) 716-8200
Medical Ctr Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Business
WFUBMC Orthopaedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Eric I Francke
(252) 329-0656
2390 Hemby Ln
Greenville, NC
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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George Stephen Aitken, MD
(336) 597-3635
601 Ridge Rd
Roxboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Person Memorial Hospital, Roxboro, Nc; Duke University Med Ctr, Durham, Nc
Group Practice: Duke Private Diagnostic Duke Univ Med Ctr

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Daniel F Murphy, MD
(336) 375-2300
1130 N Church St
Greensboro, NC
Business
Murphy & Wainer Orthopaedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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William Bryan Jennings, DO
(336) 765-1571
1900 S Hawthorne Rd
Winston Salem, NC
Business
Jennings Clinic PA
Specialties
Orthopedics

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William A Huff MD
(910) 596-5633
520 Beaman St
Clinton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Paul L Burroughs III, MD
(919) 872-5296
3410 Executive Dr Ste 103
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Bone & Joint Surgery Clinic

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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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