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James E Kemmler
(419) 586-5760
123 Hamilton St
Celina, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James E Kemmler, MD
(419) 586-5760
123 Hamilton St
Celina, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1990

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David Lee Davis, MD
(419) 657-6094
22488 S Conant Rd
Spencerville, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1971

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Thomas F Bear, MD
(330) 929-9136
437 Portage Trl
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Business
Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Surgery Cuyahoga Fa
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Mark T Musgrave, DDS
(740) 726-2272
PO Box 356
Waldo, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael Eugene Ralston, MD
(419) 586-5760
123 Hamilton St
Celina, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1974

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Michael E Ralston
(419) 586-5760
123 Hamilton St
Celina, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert A Fada, MD
(614) 461-8174
323 E Town St
Columbus, OH
Business
Sports Medicine Grant & Orthopaedic Associate
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Anne Taylor
(614) 864-6220
5969 E Broad St
# 402, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Matthew Joseph Kraay, MD
(216) 844-8372
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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