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Jonathan Scott Cooper, DDS
(918) 455-2458
6805 E 117th Pl S
Bixby, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kenneth Martin Chekofsky, MD
(918) 494-4460
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Warren Orthopedic Institute

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Douglas A Kirkpatrick, DDS
(918) 747-1346
5304 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Richard L Pentecost, MD
(580) 938-2551
9832 S Maplewood Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Brent Albert Rubis
(918) 254-6793
8803 S 101st East Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Ronald S Labutti, DO
(918) 481-2767
6908 E 115th Pl S
Bixby, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1994

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Brenda L Chockley, DDS
(918) 488-8889
8908 S Yale Ave Ste 210
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mark A Andregg, DDS
(918) 743-2321
3150 E 41st St, Suite 112
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael Hosier, DDS
(918) 523-4999
7614 E 91st St Ste 120
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jerry Jay Cole
(918) 249-0036
8803 S 101st East Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
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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