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Michael R DiBenedetto, MD
(208) 265-5379
1417 Geri Ct
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.BRENT LEEDLE
(208) 263-8597
606 N Third Ave # 201
Sandpoint, ID
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Kirkland B Reuer, DDS
(208) 263-4122
1221 Michigan St
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Charles Eugene Graham, MD
307 S 1st Ave
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital Of Dalla, Dallas, Tx
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle

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Michael Raymond DiBenedetto
(208) 265-9817
30544 Highway 200
Ponderay, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

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Douglas A Cipriano, MD
(208) 263-8597
606 N 3rd Ave Ste 201
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1989

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John Mc Lain Faggard, MD
(208) 265-5916
1005 Highway 2
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Bonner Gen Hosp, Sandpoint, Id
Group Practice: Lake Country Orthpedics

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Frank J Cipriano, MD
(208) 263-8597
1327 Superior St
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Carl Frederick Brunjes, MD
(509) 456-8139
PO Box 1025
Ponderay, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1961

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Mark Weight, MD
(208) 535-4282
2860 Channing Way Ste 220
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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