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Deniz Baysal, MD
(814) 889-3408
620 Howard Ave OP3
Altoona, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jack F Rocco
(814) 949-4050
1505 9th Ave
Altoona, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gregory J Fulchiero
(814) 942-1166
3000 Fairway Dr
Altoona, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph Richard Pfeffer, DMD
(814) 943-5521
508 Logan Blvd
Altoona, PA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jack Frank Rocco, MD
(814) 949-4050
2525 9th Ave Ste 2B
Altoona, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1992

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Michael C Saltzburg
(814) 946-3336
615 Howard Ave
Altoona, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles Harvey Jr, DO
(814) 942-1166
PO Box 30
Altoona, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Altoona Hosp, Altoona, Pa
Group Practice: Blair Orthopedic Assoc Inc

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Charles Harvey, DO
(814) 942-1166
3000 Fairway Dr
Altoona, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1986

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Joshua Port
(814) 942-1166
3000 Fairway Dr
Altoona, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joshua Port, MD
(814) 942-1166
3000 Fairway Dr
Altoona, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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