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John Cletus Paumier, MD
(330) 337-7255
2376 Southeast Blvd
Salem, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Salem Community Hospital, Salem, Oh
Group Practice: J Cletus Paumier Inc

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Lee Thomas Simon
(330) 337-8739
2222 Oak St
Salem, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Cletus Paumier
(330) 337-7255
2376 Southeast Blvd
Salem, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas A Joseph
(330) 729-2737
6470 Tippecanoe Rd
Canfield, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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James D Solmen
(330) 729-2737
6470 Tippecanoe Rd
Canfield, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Lee Thomas Simon, MD
(330) 337-8739
2222 Oak St
Salem, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1978

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J Cletus Paumier, MD
(330) 337-7255
Salem, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Frank R Bailey, DDS
(330) 332-0368
2384 Southeast Blvd
Salem, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Joseph Michael Stefko, MD
(330) 758-0577
6470 Tippecanoe Rd
Canfield, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1989

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James David Solmen Jr, MD
(330) 758-0577
6470 Tippecanoe Rd
Canfield, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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