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Nasimullah Rehmatullah
(440) 593-6433
167 W Main Rd Ste C
Conneaut, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Asa Seeds, MD
(440) 997-5427
416 W 27th St
Ashtabula, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1990

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William Asa Seeds
(440) 997-5427
416 W 27th St
Ashtabula, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas James Raffa, DDS
(440) 997-5208
355 W Prospect Rd
Ashtabula, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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C K Ramachandran, MD
(440) 964-5551
Ashtabula, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1963

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Nasimullah Rehmatullah, MD
(440) 593-6433
PO Box 219
Conneaut, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1974

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Jeffrey Alan Brodsky
(440) 997-6646
2131 Lake Ave
Ashtabula, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Nicholas Posch, MD
(440) 997-6957
2422 Lake Ave
Ashtabula, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Lake West Hospital, Willoughby, Oh; Univ Hospitals Of Cleveland, Cleveland, Oh
Group Practice: University Mednet

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John Posch
(440) 992-4422
2422 Lake Ave
Ashtabula, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeffrey Alan Brodsky, DO
(440) 997-6646
2131 Lake Ave
Ashtabula, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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