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Warren Kirkland Smith, DDS
(803) 469-8511
6 Professional Ct
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Timothy R Wagner
(803) 469-4028
595 W Wesmark Blvd
Sumter, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Paul D DeHoll
(803) 774-7621
100 N Sumter St
Sumter, SC
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Danny Howard Ford, MD
(803) 469-4028
595 W Wesmark Blvd
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1993

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Danny H Ford
(803) 774-7621
100 N Sumter St
Sumter, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Neal Coulter, DMD
(803) 905-4321
2590 Lin Do Ct
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Frank L Cuce
(803) 774-7621
100 N Sumter St
Sumter, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Danny Ford
(803) 774-7621
100 N Sumter St # 200
Sumter, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael Keith Drakeford, MD
(803) 469-4028
595 W Wesmark Blvd
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1982

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James E Gee
(803) 774-5200
250 W Wesmark Blvd
Sumter, 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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