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Jon Joseph Sanchez, MD
(859) 873-2113
360 Amsden Ave Ste 301
Versailles, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1982

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James Gregory White, DMD
(859) 296-4846
3141 Beaumont Centre Cir Ste 101
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Travis Andrew Hunt, MD
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 2000

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Stephen C Umansky
(859) 258-8575
700 Bob O Link Dr
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Andrew Walker Cross, MD
1221 S Broadway
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 2001

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Michael Brent Maggard, DMD
(859) 296-4846
3141 Beaumont Centre Cir Ste 101
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John C Huang, DDS
(859) 223-3939
860 Corporate Dr Ste 201
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert Bernard West, MD
(859) 224-2520
556 Townsend Rdg
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1973

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Kooros Sajadi
(859) 276-5008
1401 Harrodsburg Rd
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles Robt Combs, MD
(859) 278-9546
715 Shaker Dr Ste 104 & # 105
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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