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Lawrence Ira Karlin, MD
(617) 355-6021
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA
Business
Children's Hospital Boston Orthopaedic Surger
Specialties
Orthopedics

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William Francis Garvin, MD
(402) 488-3322
280 Washington St
Brighton, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Bryan Mem Hosp, Lincoln, Ne; St Elizabeth Comm Hlth Center, Lincoln, Ne
Group Practice: Nebraska Orthopaedic Assoc

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William John Morgan, MD
(617) 254-9991
11 Nevins St Ste 202
Brighton, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1981

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Joseph Edward Chase, MD
(617) 254-9991
11 Nevins St Ste 202
Boston, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1993

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Joseph Edward Chase
(617) 779-6501
736 Cambridge St
Boston, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Brian J Awbrey MD
(617) 726-3808
151 Merrimac St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Diane M English
(671) 254-1247
11 Nevins St
Brighton, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Stafford Ritter, MD
(617) 782-7772
1505 Commonwealth Ave
Brighton, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cambridge, Sch Of Cli Med, Cambridge (352-03 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1977

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Anthony John Schena, MD
(617) 779-6502
736 Cambridge St
Brighton, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.Diane English
(671) 254-1247
11 Nevins St # 403
Brighton, MA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: St Elizabeths Med Ctr, Brighton, Ma
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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