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Kristin Ann Miller, MD
835 W Central St
Franklin, MA
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Orthopedics
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1999

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Alan Solomon
(508) 966-9888
116 Mechanic St
Bellingham, MA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard D Mulroy Jr, MD
(508) 478-7135
PO Box 189
Milford, MA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1981

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Ralph M Peace Jr, MD
(508) 478-4971
200 Main St
Milford, MA
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Orthopedics
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Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1977

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John Michael Mulroy, MD
(781) 899-1668
321 Fortune Blvd Ste 1
Milford, MA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1984

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Alan Solomon, MD
(508) 528-4200
36 W Central St
Franklin, MA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1962

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Henry Richard Cowell, MD
(508) 359-7396
Norfolk, MA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1958

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Susan Elizabeth Barrett, MD
(508) 478-7135
PO Box 189
Milford, MA
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Orthopedics
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Female
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1998

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James Gelston Boyd Jr, MD
(508) 473-3124
14 Asylum St
Milford, MA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1969

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Nicholas Mastroianni, MD
(508) 473-3124
14 Asylum St
Milford, MA
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Male
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Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1967

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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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