Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Central Falls RI

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Edward Akelman, MD
(401) 457-1500
2 Dudley St
Providence, RI
Business
University Orthopedics Inc
Specialties
Orthopedics

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John Alan Froehlich, MD
(401) 253-8900
27 Dryden Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1983

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Charles James Eaton, MD
(561) 746-7686
111 Brewster St
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1980

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Howard S Hirsch
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr.Sydney Migliori
(401) 944-3800
2138 Mendon Rd # 302
Cumberland, RI
Gender
F
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.1, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Steven Leonard Blazar, MD
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.David Cicerchia
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Kenneth Roceo Catallozzi
(401) 944-3800
2138 Mendon Rd
Cumberland, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Steven Neal Graff, MD
(508) 222-4450
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1987

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David Cicerchia
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
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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