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Michael David Mitchell, MD
(864) 582-6396
2995 Reidville Rd Ste 230
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Spartanburg Reg Med Ctr, Spartanburg, Sc
Group Practice: Orthopedic Associates

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John E Keith, MD
(864) 582-6396
322 N Pine St
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1951

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Anthony Andres Sanchez, MD
(619) 532-8427
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1990

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Gary P Horvath, DMD
(864) 587-8000
212 E Blackstock Rd
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael R Henderson
(864) 582-6396
1330 Boiling Springs Rd
Spartanburg, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Ernest J Gardner, DDS
(864) 585-8709
319 N Pine St Ste 5
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gary R Smiley, DDS
(864) 582-5738
342 S Pine St
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ford S Cooper, DDS
(864) 225-6005
775 Spartan Blvd Ste 105
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Juan Rodrigo
(864) 585-3347
333 South Pine Street
Spartanburg, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1968
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Daniel Aaron Falcon, MD
(864) 585-4263
391 Serpentine Dr
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Spartanburg Reg Med Ctr, Spartanburg, Sc; Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg, Sc
Group Practice: Carolina Hand Ctr

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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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