Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Derry NH

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Richard Straub
(800) 591-1815
44 Birch St
Derry, NH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.GLENN FREEMAN
(603) 421-9131
44 Birch Street #200
Derry, NH
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Thomas Marks
(800) 591-1815
44 Birch St Ste 305
Derry, NH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Anthony Robert Marino, MD
(603) 881-7656
Londonderry, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1983

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M Dennis Wachs
(603) 669-5454
700 Lake Ave
Manchester, NH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas Marks, MD
(603) 425-6556
44 Birch St Ste 305
Derry, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Parkland Med Ctr, Derry, Nh; St Joseph Hospital And Trauma, Nashua, Nh
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Center

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Richard Straub, MD
(603) 425-6556
44 Birch St
Derry, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1979

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Scott Bissell, MD
(603) 425-6556
44 Birch St Ste 305
Derry, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Tahsin Ergin
(603) 898-2244
16 Pelham Road
Salem, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Romuald Sluyters, MD
(603) 669-5454
700 Lake Ave Ste 1
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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