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Joseph C Wu, MD
(203) 752-3100
60 Temple St
New Haven, CT
Business
Center for Orthopaedics PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Michael John Murphy, MD
(203) 453-2780
47 Clapboard Hill Rd Ste 4
Guilford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Yale -New Haven Hosp, New Haven, Ct
Group Practice: Murphy & Lieponis

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Mark David Lorenze, MD
1353 Boston Post Rd
Madison, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1992

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John Dennis Kelley, MD
(203) 407-3535
Branford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1986

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Martin L Sumner, MD
(203) 752-3100
1224 Main St
Branford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1947

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Joseph F Slade, MD
(203) 458-0718
73 Faulkner Dr
Guilford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James Schuyler Marsh, MD
(203) 245-1088
17 Woodland Rd
Madison, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1981

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Robert Bruce Tross
(203) 318-3050
149 Durham Road
Madison, CT
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Christopher Bryant Lynch, MD
(203) 865-6784
469 W Main St
Branford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1998

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Christopher John Wahl, MD
(203) 562-2663
1224 Main St
Branford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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