Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Weirton WV

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Charles Peter Capito, MD
(304) 723-3355
2619 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 3
Weirton, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Weirton Med Ctr, Weirton, Wv
Group Practice: Steel Valley Sports Medicine

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Dr.Charles Capito
(304) 723-3355
703 Colliers Way
Weirton, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Weirton Med Ctr, Weirton, Wv
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Gurdev Singh Purewal, MD
(304) 723-5780
485 Colliers Way Ste H
Weirton, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1962

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Bruce Woodruff Haislip, DDS
(740) 266-3589
129 Main St
Wintersville, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mark Fye
(740) 266-3866
200 Luray Dr
Wintersville, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Stephen Richard Alatis
(304) 723-3355
703 Colliers Way
Weirton, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles Peter Capito
(304) 723-3355
703 Colliers Way
Weirton, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gurdev S Purewal
(304) 723-5780
485 Colliers Way
Weirton, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Edward Snell
(740) 266-3866
200 Luray Dr
Wintersville, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Kumar Bipin Amin, MD
(740) 283-2062
1 Ross Park Blvd
Steubenville, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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