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J Courtney Gorman, DDS
(765) 662-0018
617 N River Dr
Marion, IN
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Salil Rajmaira, MD
(765) 664-2671
801 W Gardner Dr
Marion, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Marion Gen Hosp, Marion, In
Group Practice: Arthroscopy & Orthopaedic Surg

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Daniel John Edwards
(765) 664-2671
801 W Gardner Dr
Marion, IN
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Salil Rajmaira
(765) 664-2671
801 W Gardner Dr
Marion, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William M Rutledge, MD
(765) 662-9873
707 N River Dr
Marion, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1977

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Charles Richard Kershner, MD
(765) 662-9873
707 N River Dr
Marion, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1962

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William Michael Roper, MD
(765) 662-9873
707 N River Dr
Marion, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Marion Gen Hosp, Marion, In
Group Practice: Orthopedic Specialists Inc

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Daniel John Edwards, MD
(765) 664-2671
801 W Gardner Dr
Marion, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Marion Gen Hosp, Marion, In
Group Practice: Arthroscopy & Orthopaedic Surg

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Charles R Kershner
(765) 662-9873
707 N River Dr
Marion, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert F Jackson, DO
(765) 662-9873
330 N Wabash Ave
Marion, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Marion Gen Hosp, Marion, In
Group Practice: Orthopedic Specialists Inc

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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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