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Dr.Stephen Gross
(401) 596-9039
81 Beach Street
Westerly, RI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Philo F Willetts
(401) 596-7762
37 East Ave
Westerly, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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A John Elliot, MD
(401) 348-8082
45R East Ave
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1959

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Daniel R Gaccione, MD
(401) 596-0259
45 Wells St Ste 204
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1985

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Stephen Barrett Gross, MD
(401) 596-5430
81 Beach St
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1985

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Kevin Charles Neilson, MD
(860) 445-1930
25 Wells St
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1969

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Daniel R Gaccione
(401) 596-0259
45 Wells St
Westerly, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Stephen B Gross
(401) 596-9039
81 Beach St
Westerly, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Philo F Willetts Jr, MD
(401) 596-7762
37 East Ave
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1970

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Christopher M Hutchins
(401) 596-0259
45 Wells St
Westerly, RI
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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