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

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John Joseph Lynch, MD
(781) 665-9500
405 Pearl St
Malden, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1973

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Mark M Berenson, MD
(781) 665-9500
405 Pearl St
Malden, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Hallmark Health -Melrose-Wakef, Melrose, Ma
Group Practice: North Suburban Orthopedic Inc

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Robert A Harney
(781) 665-9500
405 Pearl Street
Malden, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph Abate, MD
(781) 665-9500
405 Pearl St
Malden, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, Ma; Lawrence F Quigley Mem Hosp, Chelsea, Ma
Group Practice: North Suburban Orthopedic Inc

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

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Robert A Harney, MD
(781) 665-9500
405 Pearl St
Malden, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1977

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Albert Victor Franchi
(781) 665-9500
405 Pearl St
Malden, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Joseph Abate
(781) 665-9500
405 Pearl Street
Malden, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1962
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, Ma
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Mark M Berenson
(781) 665-9500
405 Pearl St
Malden, 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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