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Dr.JAMES FINLEY
(318) 699-8842
1200 South Farmerville Street
Ruston, LA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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James Sydney Finley III, MD
(318) 255-3690
1200 S Farmerville St
Ruston, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1979

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Richard Ingram Ballard, MD
(318) 255-3690
1200 S Farmerville St
Ruston, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1982

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Melannie Grafton-Turpin, DDS
(318) 255-6574
610 N Vienna St
Ruston, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert B Chastant, DDS
(337) 367-1271
603 Rue De Lion
New Iberia, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Fletcher S Sutton Jr, MD
(318) 254-0318
263 Goodgoin Rd
Ruston, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1966

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Richard Ballard
(318) 255-3690
1200 S Farmerville St
Ruston, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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G Hoye Grafton, DDS
(318) 255-6574
PO Box 1386
Ruston, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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

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Christopher S Robinson, DMD
(318) 325-9655
2210 Forsythe Ave
Monroe, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial 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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