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Edward L Westerheide
(740) 788-9220
1980 Tamarack Rd
Newark, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Alan Mc Clelland Larimer, MD
(740) 366-5404
Newark, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1964

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Thomas W Beattie, DDS
(740) 366-4154
589 Moull St
Newark, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John D Quimjian
(740) 788-9220
1980 Tamarack Rd
Newark, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David M Jackson
(740) 788-9220
1980 Tamarack Rd
Newark, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Brian E Crock, DDS
(740) 344-3372
175 Mcmillen Dr
Newark, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Edward Lee Westerheide, MD
(740) 788-9220
800 Westwood Dr
Newark, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1993

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John D Quimjian, MD
(740) 788-9220
1980 Tamarack Rd
Newark, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, Oh
Group Practice: Orthopedic Specialists

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William Dean Plikerd, DDS
(740) 366-3309
974 N 21St St
Newark, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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David Moore Jackson, MD
(740) 522-9707
1980 Tamarack Rd
Newark, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, Oh
Group Practice: Orthopedic Specialists

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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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