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Daniel F Murphy, MD
(336) 375-2300
1130 N Church St
Greensboro, NC
Business
Murphy & Wainer Orthopaedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Michael J Lucas
(336) 802-2250
611 N Lindsay St
High Point, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark Andrew Rowley
(336) 884-1400
404 Westwood Ave
High Point, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Steven L Davis, DDS
(336) 887-3168
315 N Elm St
High Point, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Christopher S Brumfield, MD
(336) 841-6262
611 N Lindsay St Ste 200
High Point, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jene Franklin Jordan, DDS
(336) 431-7373
209 Balfour Dr
Archdale, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Wayne Crosby Herrick, MD
(336) 475-0200
211 Old Lexington Rd
Thomasville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Comm Gen Hosp Of Thomasville, Thomasville, Nc
Group Practice: Triad Orthopaedics

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James Dallis, MD
(336) 768-1270
1219 Lexington Ave Ste D
Thomasville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1992

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Kenneth Charles Lennon, MD
(336) 841-6262
611 N Lindsay St Ste 200
High Point, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1994

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Christopher J Bashore, MD
(336) 841-6262
611 N Lindsay St
High Point, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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