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Jeffrey B Steckler, MD
(860) 225-3587
35 Pearl St Ste 101
New Britain, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1966

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David Arthur J Belman, MD
(860) 229-3918
PO Box 547
New Britain, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1966

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Robert James Carangelo, MD
(860) 223-8553
40 Hart St Bldg A
New Britain, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1988

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William Jay Waskowitz, MD
(860) 229-5800
40 Hart St
New Britain, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1957

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Dr.Richard Scarlett
(860) 832-4666
40 Hart Street
New Britain, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Hospital Of Central Connecticut
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jeffery B Steckler
(860) 225-3587
35 Pearl St
New Britain, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Frank Joseph Gerratana, MD
(860) 832-4666
73 Cedar St
New Britain, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1974

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Stephen L Pillsbury, MD
(860) 224-6219
73 Cedar St
New Britain, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1972

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Richard Lee Froeb, MD
(860) 223-8553
40 Hart St
New Britain, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1969

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Frank J Gerratana
(860) 832-4666
73 Cedar St
New Britain, CT
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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