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Clifford M Levy, MD
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Business
Concord Orthopaedic Professional Associates
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Clifford M Levy
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Gary S Woods
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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H James Forbes, MD
(603) 224-1223
246 Pleasant St Ste 106
Concord, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1969

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Lance J Klingler
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Stephen J Fox
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Paul Joseph Urbanek, MD
(603) 225-8314
Concord, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Concord Hosp, Concord, Nh
Group Practice: Concord Orthopaedics

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Russell S Brummett II, MD
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1997

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Mark M Scheffer
(603) 224-5522
253 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Mark Scheffer
(603) 224-5522
253 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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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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