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Donald David Getz, MD
(910) 540-8424
6233 Tortoise Ln
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.Michael D. Carter
(910) 793-1043
5302 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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James Alexander Maultsby, MD
(910) 790-3676
6406 Shinnwood Rd
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1957

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Walter S Hunt, MD FACS
8117 Blue Heron Dr E
Wilmington, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern
Graduation Year: 1940

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Kevin Slean Scully, MD
(910) 395-6264
3787 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1978

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John Scott O Malley, MD
(910) 763-7344
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Albert Marr
(910) 763-7344
2716 Ashton Drive
Wilmington, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Cape Fear
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Dr.John OMalley
(910) 763-7344
2716 Ashton Drive
Wilmington, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Murray Kaye Seidel, MD
(910) 763-2361
3787 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: New Hanover Reg Med Ctr, Wilmington, Nc
Group Practice: Atlantic Orthopedics PA

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Charles Lee Nance Jr, MD
(910) 762-4592
1922 Brookhaven Rd
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1959

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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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