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Louis Keppler
(216) 676-1234
15900 Snow Rd
Brookpark, OH
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Larry Gene Lika
(216) 676-1234
15900 Snow Rd Ste 200
Brook Park, OH
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Kim L Stearns
(216) 676-1234
15900 Snow Rd
Brook Park, OH
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael Alan Banks
(440) 816-5380
7255 Old Oak Blvd
Middleburg Heights, OH
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark Anthony Panigutti
(440) 816-5380
7255 Old Oak Blvd
Middleburg Heights, OH
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph Bernard Scarcella
(216) 676-1234
15900 Snow Rd
Brookpark, OH
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph Bernard Scarcella, MD
(216) 676-1234
15900 Snow Rd Ste 200
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1988

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Abourauf Abiodun Afonja
(440) 816-5476
7255 Old Oak Blvd
Middleburg Hts, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Paul Steven Freedman, MD
18697 Bagley Rd
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1986

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Abdu-Rauf Abiodun Afonja, MD
(440) 891-5476
7255 Old Oak Blvd Ste 111
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ibadan, Coll Of Med, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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