Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Vicksburg MS

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William C Porter
(601) 634-8790
1115 N Frontage Rd
Vicksburg, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Thos Van Uden, MD
(601) 634-6300
1 Medical Plaza Dr
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1969

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Daniel Dare
(601) 883-6300
1 Medical Plaza Dr
Vicksburg, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Carson Porter Jr, MD
(601) 634-6790
1115 N Frontage Rd
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: River Region Health System, Vicksburg, Ms; Vicksburg Med Ctr, Vicksburg, Ms
Group Practice: Vicksburg Clinic P A

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Robert M Coleman, DDS
(601) 638-8230
2356 Grove St
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William Carson Porter, MD
(601) 634-6790
1115 N Frontage Rd
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1981

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Daniel Paul Dare, MD
(601) 883-6300
1 Medical Plaza Dr
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1974

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Jose Luis Ferrer, MD
(601) 619-4261
1115 N Frontage Rd
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1979

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C Glenn Taylor, DDS
(601) 638-8230
2356 Grove St
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kurre Thomas Luber
(601) 949-9106
1325 E Fortification St
Jackson, MS
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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