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Uri Michael Ahn, MD
(603) 472-8888
4 Hawthorne Dr
Bedford, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1994

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Thomas Vincent Moser, MD
(603) 623-0408
20 Washington Pl
Bedford, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1978

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Thomas Jackson Kleeman
(603) 472-8888
4 Hawthorne Dr
Bedford, NH
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Dr.Thomas J. Kleeman
(603) 472-8888
4 Hawthorne Dr
Bedford, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.4, out of 5 based on 14, reviews.

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Dr.Uri Ahn
(603) 472-8888
4 Hawthorne Dr
Bedford, NH
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 14, reviews.

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Richard Page Hockman, MD
(603) 669-5454
Bedford, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1964

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Uri Michael Ahn
(603) 472-8888
4 Hawthorne Dr
Bedford, NH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Eugene Elliot Berg, MD
(603) 472-8888
4 Hawthorne Dr
Bedford, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1978

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Thomas Jackson Kleeman, MD
(603) 472-8888
4 Hawthorne Dr
Bedford, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1981

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Robert Frederick Davis, MD
(603) 668-1765
302 Riverway Pl
Bedford, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
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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