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Clifford M Levy, MD
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Business
Concord Orthopaedic Professional Associates
Specialties
Orthopedics

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David G Publow
(603) 668-5754
4 Elliot Way
Manchester, NH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark Frederick Piscopo, MD
(603) 625-1655
4 Elliot Way Ste 100
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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Dr.Mary Lee Sole
(603) 625-1655
4 Elliot Way #201
Manchester, NH
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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David Hunt Gundy, MD
(603) 669-5454
700 Lake Ave Ste 1
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1967

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Marc J Michaud
(603) 669-5454
700 Lake Ave
Manchester, NH
Specialty
Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Mary Lee Sole, MD
(603) 625-1655
4 Elliot Way Ste 100
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1984

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Gregory Will Soghikian, MD
(603) 669-5454
700 Lake Ave Ste 1
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1987

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Mark Piscopo
(603) 625-1655
4 Elliot Way Ste 100
Manchester, NH
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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