Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Sturgis MI

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Charles Fred Xeller, MD
(281) 425-9320
600 S Lakeview St
Sturgis, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1979

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Edward E Griffin Jr, MD
(585) 372-0141
600 S Lakeview St
Sturgis, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1975

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James L Souers, DDS
(269) 273-9595
111 E Kelsey St
Three Rivers, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Richard Don Burns Sr, DDS
(574) 295-3976
503 Spring Valley Rd
Middlebury, IN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kenton Lee Waterbrook
(517) 487-3717
3370 E Jolly Rd
Lansing, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Edward E Griffin
(269) 651-9470
600 S Lakeview St
Sturgis, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kenneth Carl Wiencek
(269) 273-8471
715 S Health Pkwy
Three Rivers, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kenneth C Wiencek, DO
(419) 255-6145
701 S Health Pkwy
Three Rivers, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1985

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Thomas G Ryan, MD
(269) 343-1535
2490 S 11th St
Kalamazoo, MI
Business
Kalamazoo Orthopaedic Clinic
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Barbara D Chapman
(810) 664-4526
1257 N Main St
Lapeer, MI
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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