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

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David J Henry, MD
(781) 848-1947
PO Box 63
Minot, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James A Dolphin, MD FACS
(617) 749-1297
6 Martins Cove Rd
Hingham, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts
Graduation Year: 1949

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David Gary Heller, MD
(781) 749-7476
541 Main St Ste 104
Hingham, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1968

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Joseph Matthew Lenehan, MD
(781) 340-4100
17 Cole Rd
Hingham, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1969

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Thomas Jenner Berry, MD
(508) 238-6177
40 Driftway Unit 13
Scituate, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1958

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Richard A Mayo
(781) 878-5200
75 Washington St
Norwell, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David G Heller, MD
(781) 749-7476
Hingham, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James A Dolphin, MD
(781) 749-1297
6 Martins Cove Rd
Hingham, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Michael Marchetti
(781) 337-5555
51 Performance Drive
East Weymouth, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mass Medical Ctr
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: South Shore Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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