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Edward Akelman, MD
(401) 457-1500
2 Dudley St
Providence, RI
Business
University Orthopedics Inc
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Geret Alan DuBois
(401) 723-8300
330 Cottage Street
Pawtucket, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Howard S Hirsch
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Kenneth Rocco Catallozzi, MD
(401) 944-3800
2138 Mendon Rd
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1980

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Stephen Jos O'Connell, MD
(760) 568-2684
111 Brewster St
Pawtucket, RI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1982

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Henry Urbaniak
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael Feldman
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Louis John Mariorenzi, MD
(401) 334-1060
2138 Mendon Rd Ste 302
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1980

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Michel A Arcand, MD
(401) 729-3851
111 Brewster St
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Univ Laval, Fac De Med, Sainte-Foy, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri

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Steven Graff
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
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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