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Lawrence Ira Karlin, MD
(617) 355-6021
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA
Business
Children's Hospital Boston Orthopaedic Surger
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Michael Vincent Berry, MD
(617) 696-4600
100 Highland St Ste 125
Milton, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1979

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George Benson Mc Manama, MD
(617) 698-5198
100 Highland St
Milton, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1974

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Michael V Berry
(617) 698-8585
100 Highland St
Milton, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Willie James Cater, MD
(617) 296-6622
2110 Dorchester Ave Ste 211
Dorchester, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1971

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Brian J Awbrey MD
(617) 726-3808
151 Merrimac St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics

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George Percey Whitelaw, MD
(617) 696-2300
100 Highland St
Milton, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Boston Med Ctr/Harrison, Boston, Ma
Group Practice: Orthopedic Surgery-Quincy Inc

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George Benson McManama
(617) 698-5198
100 Highland St
Milton, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Wm Dolan, MD
(617) 333-0357
111 Woodland Rd
Milton, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1961

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Leonid V Dabuzhsky, MD
(781) 335-6622
2100 Dorchester Ave Ste 2210
Boston, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Second Moscow Med Inst, Russian State Med Univ, Moscow, Russia
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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