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Carl R Palechek, MD
(513) 867-9922
10 N Locust St
Oxford, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Paul Joseph Cangemi, MD
(513) 524-5440
110 N Poplar St
Oxford, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital-Hamilton, Hamilton, Oh; Ft Hamilton-Hughes Mem Hosp, Hamilton, Oh
Group Practice: Hamilton Orthopeadic Clinic

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David Leon Bryant
(513) 867-0210
500 Main St
Hamilton, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph S Scheidler
(513) 737-1500
543 Park Ave
Hamilton, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James R Zettler, DMD
(513) 863-1984
417 Park Ave
Hamilton, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Paul J Cangemi
(513) 524-1100
10 N Locust St
Oxford, OH
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr.David Taylor
(513) 985-3700
500 Main Street
Hamilton, OH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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David Leon Bryant, MD
(513) 867-0210
500 Main St
Hamilton, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1967

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Charles A Manilla, DDS
(513) 737-6442
347 Park Ave
Hamilton, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Walter Louis Zancan, MD
(513) 856-9888
50 Riverfront Plz
Hamilton, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital-Hamilton, Hamilton, Oh; Ft Hamilton-Hughes Mem Hosp, Hamilton, Oh; Mercy Hospital-Fairfield, Fairfield, Oh
Group Practice: Hamilton Orthopaedic Assoc 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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