Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Simpsonville SC

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Jon R Davids, MD
(864) 271-3444
950 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
Business
Shriner's Hospital
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Paul C Siffri
(864) 454-6600
727 Se Main St
Simpsonville, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert M Wood
(864) 454-6600
727 Se Main St
Simpsonville, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Philip H Wessinger
(864) 454-6600
727 Se Main St
Simpsonville, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Frank K Noojin III, MD
(864) 963-1547
741 SE Main St
Simpsonville, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.BRAYTON SHIRLEY
727 SE Main St # 220
Simpsonville, SC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Michael Kissenberth
(864) 454-6600
727 SE Main St # 220
Simpsonville, SC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Philip Heyward Wessinger, MD
(864) 963-1547
741 SE Main St
Simpsonville, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1988

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Timothy Patrick McHenry
(864) 454-6800
727 Se Main St
Simpsonville, SC
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Michael J Kissenberth
(864) 454-6600
727 Se Main St
Simpsonville, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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