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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 Eric Levy, MD
(440) 232-8719
50 Blaine Ave Ste 2300
Bedford, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Lutheran Med Ctr, Cleveland, Oh
Group Practice: Ohio City Orthopaedics

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Bruce Theodore Cohn, MD
(216) 831-7855
3755 Orange Pl
Beachwood, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1981

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David H Krahe, DO
(216) 296-7130
4100 Warrensville Center Rd
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1977

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Robert Bruce Leb, MD
(216) 831-7855
3755 Orange Pl
Beachwood, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1987

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Matthew Levy
(440) 232-8719
50 Blaine Ave
Bedford, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David H Krahe
(216) 367-1850
4100 Warrensville Center Rd
Cleveland, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gordon N Farner, MD FACS
(216) 382-2155
1841 Ridgebrook Cir
Cleveland, OH
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nebraska
Graduation Year: 1948

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Timothy Alan Moore, MD
(216) 778-3891
Shaker Heights, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr.Brian Victoroff
(216) 844-7200
3909 Orange Pl # 3200
Beachwood, OH
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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