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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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Kenneth J Morrissey
(401) 944-8700
1150 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Leonard F Hubbard, MD
(401) 942-0280
1150 Reservoir Ave Ste 301
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1971

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Anthony Pierre Mechrefe, MD
(401) 499-0229
1150 Reservoir Ave
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 2000

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Michael Peter Mariorenzi, MD
(401) 944-3800
725 Reservoir Ave Ste 101
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1983

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William S Buonanno
(401) 946-6622
35 Sockanossett Crossroad
Cranston, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kenneth Joseph Morrissey, MD
1150 Reservoir Ave
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1980

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Leonard Field Hubbard
(401) 942-0280
1150 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, RI
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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William Stephen Buonanno, MD
35 Sockanosset Cross Rd
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1985

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Joseph Timothy Lifrak
(401) 944-3800
725 Reservoir Ave
Cranston, 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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