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Robert A Shively, MD
(314) 652-4100
915 N Grand Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Washington University Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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James L Unger, DDS
(636) 939-3777
5913 Mexico Rd
Saint Peters, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mark V Morrell, DDS
(636) 441-5777
1335 Queens Ct
Saint Peters, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Subbarao Polineni, MD
(636) 928-1696
6 Jungermann Cir Ste 107
Saint Peters, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mr Med Coll, Gulbarga Univ, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1969

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William Anthony Frisella
(636) 441-3444
112 Piper Hill Dr Ste 9
Saint Peters, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Baxter Helfrey
(636) 441-3444
112 Piper Hill Dr
Saint Peters, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Paul Martin Spezia, DO
(636) 441-3444
112 Piper Hill Dr Ste 9
Saint Peters, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Health Center, Saint Charles, Mo; Barnes St Peters Hosp, Saint Peters, Mo
Group Practice: St Peters Bone & Joint Surgery

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Terrence L Piper
(636) 229-5900
112 Piper Hill Dr
Saint Peters, MO
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Paul M Spezia
(636) 441-3444
112 Piper Hill Dr
Saint Peters, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Terry Lee Piper, MD
(636) 441-3444
112 Piper Hill Dr Ste 9
Saint Peters, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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