Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Woonsocket RI

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Edward Akelman, MD
(401) 457-1500
2 Dudley St
Providence, RI
Business
University Orthopedics Inc
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Carl C DiRobbio
(401) 765-0700
2345 Mendon Rd
Woonsocket, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher J Breen, MD
219 Cass Ave
Woonsocket, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1995

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Henry S Urbaniak Jr, MD
(401) 334-3700
6 Blackstone Valley Pl Ste 530
Lincoln, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1961

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Dr.ROBERT FORTUNA
(401) 334-1060
2138 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Christopher Breen
(401) 769-4100
115 Cass Avenue
Woonsocket, RI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Jacques L Bonnet Eymard, MD
(401) 769-2006
2345 Mendon Rd
Woonsocket, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Sci Et Med De Grenoble, Uer De Med, La Tronche, France
Graduation Year: 1971

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Alan Solomon
(508) 966-9888
116 Mechanic St
Bellingham, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph A Izzi, MD
(401) 353-5550
15 Greenwood Ln
Lincoln, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1962

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Alan Solomon, MD
(508) 528-4200
36 W Central St
Franklin, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1962

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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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