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Spencer David Greendyke, MD
(208) 667-7459
1107 W Ironwood Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1983

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James Eugene Damon, MD
(208) 765-3380
4845 W Rockford Bay Rd
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1963

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Michael Paul Chaffee, DDS
(208) 667-9212
1800 Lincoln Way Ste 203
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Peter Christopher Jones
(208) 664-9784
2121 W Ironwood Center Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Thomas Lee Jaeger, DDS
(208) 667-3341
1717 Lincoln Way Ste 203
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John T Giesen
(208) 667-7459
1107 W Ironwood Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Roger Charles Dunteman, MD
(208) 664-2175
850 W Ironwood Dr Ste 202
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1994

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John Thomas Giesen, MD
(208) 667-7459
1107 W Ironwood Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1964

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Robert E Rutherford, MD
(509) 484-5355
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1968

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Scott Van Linder
(208) 667-9701
1118 Ironwood Parkway
Coeur D Alene, ID
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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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