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Lionel Graham Brown, MD
(203) 792-4263
1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Danbury Hosp, Danbury, Ct
Group Practice: Hand Center

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Robert W McAllister, MD
(860) 525-4469
1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1989

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Brett L Wasserlauf, MD
(860) 525-4469
1000 Asylum Ave Ste 2108
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1997

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Paul Bernard Murray, MD
(860) 247-3279
1000 Asylum Ave Ste 3220
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp Med Ctr, Hartford, Ct

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Robert W McAllister
(860) 525-4469
1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Michael Aron, MD
(860) 728-6740
1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1988

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Michael Aron
(860) 728-6740
1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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John Joseph Mara, MD
(860) 525-4469
1000 Asylum Ave Ste 2108
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp Med Ctr, Hartford, Ct
Group Practice: Hartford Orthopedic Surgeons

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Jay Allen Kimmel
(860) 728-6740
1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David Micah Kruger
(860) 728-6740
1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
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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