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Kevin T Spillane, DDS
(770) 928-4747
302 Parkway 575
Woodstock, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Oscar Tanaka, MD
(727) 725-6294
Woodstock, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac Mayor De San Marcos, Prog Acad De Med Humana, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1964

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Carl Milton Russell, DDS
(770) 424-6411
6488 Hickory Flat Hwy
Woodstock, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Duncan Wells
(770) 517-2257
100 Stoneforest Dr
Woodstock, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Lori Ann Smith, DDS
(229) 924-8191
1301 E Forsyth St Ste D
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Stephen Bethea, MD
(404) 252-0557
203 Woodpark Pl Ste B200
Woodstock, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1965

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Duncan Wells, MD
(770) 517-2257
100 Stoneforest Dr Ste 100
Woodstock, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1987

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Oscar Tanaka, MD
(727) 725-6294
Woodstock, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac Mayor De San Marcos, Prog Acad De Med Humana, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1964

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Mark S Sanchez, DDS
(770) 998-1132
2621 Sandy Plains Rd Ste 102
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Donald Douglas Depew, DMD
(770) 422-3939
2748 Watts Dr NW
Kennesaw, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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