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Mark D Grossnickle
(970) 350-2427
1900 16th St
Greeley, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark David Grossnickle, MD
(970) 350-2427
1900 16th St
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1984

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Steven D Sides
(970) 350-2427
1900 16th St
Greeley, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Brett P Hunter
(970) 350-2427
1900 16th St
Greeley, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Brett Parker Hunter, MD
(713) 799-2429
1800 15th St Ste 200
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1976

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John Justin Watkins, MD
(970) 350-2427
1900 16th St
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1996

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Richard S Ligon, DDS
(970) 353-6249
2000 16th St Ste 9
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gilbert Anderson, MD
1900 16th St
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Timothy C Lindquist, MD
1900 16th St
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1968

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John J Watkins
(970) 350-2427
1900 16th St
Greeley, CO
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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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