Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Rutherfordton NC

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Michael W Roberts
(828) 287-9260
139 Doctor Henry Norris Dr
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Harry Peter Rudolph
(828) 287-9260
139 Doctor Henry Norris Dr
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Harry P Rudolph IV, MD
139 Doctor Henry Norris Dr
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1989

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Harry P Rudolph, MD
(828) 286-3313
139 Dr Henry North Dr
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1989

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John Edward Davis
(828) 286-4298
112 Sparks Dr
Forest City, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles Dana Bond, MD
(828) 287-9260
139 Doctor Henry Norris Dr
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1988

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Herbert Graham Rogers, MD
(828) 287-5937
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1999

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Michael William Roberts, MD
(828) 287-9260
139 Doctor Henry Norris Dr
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1987

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Charles D Bond
(828) 287-9260
139 Doctor Henry Norris Dr
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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G Stephen Bell, DDS
(828) 245-5462
Po Box 788
Forest City, NC
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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