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J Robert Kisiel, MD
(413) 533-0910
24 Young Cir
South Hadley, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1959

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Khaled A Instrum
(413) 536-5814
10 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John R Kisiel
(413) 536-5814
10 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas Vincent Rossi, MD
(413) 532-9660
10 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1966

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Catherine Mary Spath, MD
(413) 536-5814
10 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Holyoke Hospital, Holyoke, Ma
Group Practice: Holyoke Orthopedics Inc

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Victor Panitch
(413) 536-5814
10 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Victor Panitch, MD
(413) 536-5814
10 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Holyoke Hospital, Holyoke, Ma; Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Holyoke Orthopedics Inc

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Andrew Brian Chertoff, MD
(413) 536-7351
1236 Main St Ste 301
Holyoke, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Hospital, Holyoke, Ma

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Khaled Alvin Instrum, MD
(413) 536-5814
10 Hospital Dr Ste 201
Holyoke, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dalhousie Univ, Fac Of Med, Halifax, Ns, Canada
Graduation Year: 1985

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Thomas V Rossi
(413) 536-5814
10 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
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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