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Herb Ortiz Bote, MD
(413) 499-6600
41 Wahconah St
Pittsfield, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1991

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John William Lyons, MD
(413) 499-6600
41 Wahconah St
Pittsfield, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1973

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Manuel F Yvars, MD
(413) 442-6249
41 Wahconah St
Pittsfield, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1965

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Jeffrey Paul Cella, MD
(413) 499-6600
41 Wahconah St
Pittsfield, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1982

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Herbert Sandick, MD
(413) 442-1542
1051 West St
Pittsfield, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James I Harding
(413) 499-6600
41 Wahconah Avenue
Pittsfield, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kevin Garry Mitts, MD
(413) 499-6600
41 Wahconah St
Pittsfield, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1989

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Laurence D Cohen
(413) 499-6600
41 Wahconah St
Pittsfield, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.James Harding
(413) 499-6600
41 Wahconah Street
Pittsfield, MA
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M
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Orthopedic Surgeon
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Laurence David Cohen, MD
(413) 698-8013
41 Wahconah St
Pittsfield, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1967

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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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