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John Craig Stephenson, DDS
(541) 756-3181
2901 Broadway St
North Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael Vincent McLean
(541) 266-3600
2699 N 17th St
Coos Bay, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Alan L Whitney
(541) 266-3600
2699 N 17th St
Coos Bay, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dara Parvin, MD
(541) 267-4429
1957 Thompson Rd
Coos Bay, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Bay Area Hosp, Coos Bay, Or; Peace Harbor Hospital, Florence, Or
Group Practice: Oregon Coast Spine Institute

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James A Holbert, MD
(541) 267-3578
2163 Koos Bay Blvd
Coos Bay, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1953

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Jeffrey K Bert
(541) 266-3600
2699 N 17th St
Coos Bay, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Stephen Jany
(541) 267-5151
1900 Woodland Dr
Coos Bay, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Aleksandar Curcin, MD
(541) 266-3600
2699 N 17th St
Coos Bay, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jeffrey Kent Bert, MD
(541) 266-3635
2699 N 17th St
Coos Bay, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1967

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Aleksandar Curcin
(541) 266-3600
2699 N 17th St
Coos Bay, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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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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