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Alfred G Krebs
(508) 747-0440
110 Long Pond Rd
Plymouth, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dina Hulsizer Galvin, MD
(508) 746-5220
225 Water St Ste C105
Plymouth, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1993

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Joseph Frank Zabilski
(781) 934-2400
95 Tremont St
Duxbury, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Scott Oliver
(781) 934-2400
95 Tremont St # 1
Duxbury, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Jordan
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Walter Gales Stanwood, MD
(781) 934-2400
95 Tremont St Ste 1
Duxbury, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1997

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Alfred Gaylord Krebs, MD
(508) 747-0440
110 Long Pond Rd
Plymouth, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1969

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DiNa Hulsizer Galvin
(508) 746-5220
225 Water St
Plymouth, MA
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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R Scott Oliver, MD
(781) 934-2400
95 Tremont St Ste 1
Duxbury, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, Ma
Group Practice: Plymouth Bay Orthopedic Assoc

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Joseph Frank Zabilski, MD
(781) 934-2400
95 Tremont St Ste 1
Duxbury, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1984

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Eric P Rightmire
(781) 934-2400
95 Tremont St
Duxbury, MA
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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