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Stephen Joseph Choban, MD
(740) 369-8751
241 Paddock Ct
Delaware, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1983

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Kevin Joseph Pugh, MD
(614) 293-2663
Delaware, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1988

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John William Mc Grail, MD
(740) 369-8751
241 Paddock Ct
Delaware, OH
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1966

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Linda Jeanne Gottlieb, DDS
(614) 848-4484
8949 Antares Ave
Columbus, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ajay Kumar Seth, MD
(614) 293-6194
2240 Stratingham Dr
Dublin, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1998

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David Hoang, MD
(740) 369-8751
PO Box 1507
Delaware, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1999

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Karl S Musgrave, DDS
(740) 362-6952
98 W William St
Delaware, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James A Homon, DDS
(614) 932-9356
10401 Sawmill Pkwy Ste 150
Powell, OH
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Anthony Richard Sanchez, MD
(614) 293-4540
5474 Bermuda Bay Dr Apt 1C
Columbus, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1999

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Alan S Litsky, MD
(614) 436-6997
Columbus, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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