Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Wilmington NC

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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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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
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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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.David Esposito
(910) 799-0110
1717 Shipyard Blvd # 320
Wilmington, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Cape Fear Mem Hosp, Wilmington, Nc
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.9, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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James Davenport Hundley, MD
(910) 763-7344
2001 S 17th St
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: New Hanover Reg Med Ctr, Wilmington, Nc; Cape Fear Mem Hosp, Wilmington, Nc
Group Practice: Wilmington Orthopaedic Group; Wilmington Orthopaedic Group Pa

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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.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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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
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Andrew Warren Simpson
(910) 793-1043
5302 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Sulter Moore Jr, MD
(910) 763-7344
2001 S 17th St
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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