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Robert S Block
(802) 442-6314
332 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel S Robbins, MD
(802) 442-6314
332 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1982

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Matthew J Nofziger
(802) 442-6314
332 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Francis Ketterer, MD
(802) 442-6314
332 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Southwestern Vermont Med Ctr, Bennington, Vt
Group Practice: Orthopedic & Hand Surgery

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Eric S White
(413) 664-6111
77 Hospital Ave., #107
North Adams, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Stuart Block, MD
(802) 442-6314
332 Dewey St Ste 1
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Southwestern Vermont Med Ctr, Bennington, Vt
Group Practice: Orthopedic & Hand Surgery

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William F Ketterer
(802) 442-6314
332 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel E Robbins
(802) 442-6314
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James R Parkinson, MD
(413) 458-8115
227 Adams Rd
Williamstown, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1978

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James Ream Whittum
(413) 664-6111
77 Hospital Ave
North Adams, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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