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Stephen F Scarangella
(860) 456-3997
150 Mansfield Ave
Willimantic, CT
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Michael P Staebler, MD
(860) 456-3997
150 Mansfield Ave
Willimantic, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1993

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Edward John Collins Jr, MD
(860) 456-3997
150 Mansfield Ave
Willimantic, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Windham Community Mem Hosp, Willimantic, Ct
Group Practice: Connecticut Sports Med & Ortho

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Jesse Eisler
(860) 872-6229
460 Hartford Tpke
Vernon, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jesse Grant Eisler, MD
(860) 872-6229
281 Hartford Tpke
Vernon Rockville, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Hosp Of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Oh
Group Practice: Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

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Robert Irwin Moskowitz
(860) 429-6109
1703 Main St
Willimantic, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gerard James Lawrence, MD
(860) 456-3997
150 Mansfield Ave
Willimantic, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1963

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Kenneth Rupert Alleyne, MD
(860) 875-3676
PO Box 3255
Vernon, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1994

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Richard Dennis Fischer, MD
(860) 872-3717
428 Hartford Tpke Ste 210
Vernon, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1983

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Ammar Anbari
(860) 889-7345
82 New Park Ave
North Franklin, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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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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