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Robert Francis Jones
(978) 534-6333
100 Hospital Rd
Leominster, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kelton M Burbank
(978) 534-6333
100 Hospital Rd
Leominster, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Cushing Bayley Jr, MD
(978) 534-6333
100 Hospital Rd Ste 3C
Leominster, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Steven Manalan
(978) 345-0343
100 Hospital Rd # 3C
Leominster, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Healthalliance Hospital -Burb, Fitchburg, Ma
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Felix Heimberg, MD FACS
331 Northfield Rd
Lunenburg, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard
Graduation Year: 1944

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Marisa Ann Schmitt, MD
(978) 534-6333
100 Hospital Rd Ste 3C
Leominster, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1990

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Robert Francis Jones, MD
(978) 534-6333
100 Hospital Rd Ste 3C
Leominster, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1986

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Marisa A Schmitt
(978) 534-6333
100 Hospital Rd
Leominster, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Norman W Beberman
(978) 345-2400
33 Electric Ave
Fitchburg, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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George Lewinnek
(978) 345-2400
33 Electric Ave
Fitchburg, MA
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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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