Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Wendell NC

Looking for information on Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis in Wendell? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Wendell that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find information on Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis in Wendell.

Sarah Elizabeth De Witt, MD
(919) 420-0058
600 N Person St
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1994

Data Provided By:
Jonathan D Chappell
(919) 232-5020
3009 New Bern Ave
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
Curtis Ashley Hanson
(919) 232-5020
3009 New Bern Ave
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
Dr.CURTIS HANSON
(919) 232-5020
3009 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Eric Grant Meinberg
(919) 232-5020
3009 New Bern Ave
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
Dr.CASEY JENKINS
(919) 232-5020
3009 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Kevin John Logel, MD
(919) 232-5020
3009 New Bern Ave
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1999

Data Provided By:
Terry Michael Messer, MD
(919) 232-5020
3009 New Bern Ave
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1995

Data Provided By:
Dr.AIMEE SCHIMIZZI
(919) 232-5020
3009 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC
Gender
F
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Dr.Richard Alioto
(919) 550-0262
11618 US Hwy 70 W # 200B
Clayton, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Johnston Memorial Hospital, Smithfield, Nc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Joint Pain Info