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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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Matthew David Kay, MD
(330) 673-6299
2001 State Route 59
Kent, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.William Pakan
(330) 673-6299
2007 Ohio 59
Kent, OH
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Michael Lindsey Pryce, MD
(330) 673-5519
174 Currie Hall Pkwy
Kent, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1977

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Ronald C Mineo
(330) 673-6299
2007 State Route 59
Kent, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William A Pakan, MD
(330) 673-6299
2001 State Route 59
Kent, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1985

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William A Pakan
(330) 673-6299
2007 State Route 59
Kent, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Stephen J Belli, DDS
(330) 673-6411
100 E Elm St
Kent, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Shannon Michael Wolfe, MD
2001 State Route 59
Kent, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1995

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William E Saar, DO
401 Devon Pl
Kent, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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