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Allan J Stinchfield, MD
PO Box 156
Gorham, ME
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Stephen Rodrigue
(207) 781-4424
20 Northbrook Drive
Falmouth, ME
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Philip S Anson, MD
(207) 781-4424
20 Northbrook Dr
Falmouth, ME
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Portland, Me; Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me; Brighton Med Ctr, Portland, Me; Stephens Mem Hosp, Norway, Me
Group Practice: Falmouth Orthepedic Ctr

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Mats Agren, MD
(207) 781-1810
20 Northbrook Dr
Falmouth, ME
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Swedish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Portland, Me; Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me
Group Practice: Falmouth Orthepedic Ctr

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Dr.MATS AGREN
(207) 781-4424
20 Northbrook Drive
Falmouth, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Philip Anson
(207) 781-4424
20 Northbrook Drive
Falmouth, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Portland, Me
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.4, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Stephen Wilfred Rodrigue, MD
(207) 781-1666
20 Northbrook Dr
Falmouth, ME
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1992

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Lawrence Marvin Leonard, MD
(207) 781-2426
Falmouth, ME
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1956

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Mats Agren
(207) 781-4424
20 Northbrook Dr
Falmouth, ME
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Stephen Wilfred Rodrigue
(207) 781-4424
20 Northbrook Dr
Falmouth, ME
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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