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Thomas J Eiser
(580) 252-3400
2815 W Elk Ave
Duncan, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Danny W Giles, MD
(580) 252-3400
2815 W Elk Ave
Duncan, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Duncan Reg Hosp, Duncan, Ok
Group Practice: Duncan Regional Orthopaedic

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Thomas John Eiser, MD
(580) 252-3400
2815 W Elk Ave
Duncan, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Duncan Reg Hosp, Duncan, Ok
Group Practice: Duncan Regional Orthopaedic

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Duncan Orthopaedics
(580) 252-3400
2815 W Elk Ave
Duncan, OK

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Thaddeus Alan Carnine, MD
(405) 271-5964
920 Stanton L Young Blvd Ste WP-1380
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr.Thomas Eiser
(580) 252-3400
2815 West Elk Avenue
Duncan, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Duncan Reg Hosp, Duncan, Ok
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Danny W Giles
(580) 252-3400
2815 W Elk Ave
Duncan, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kent C Hall, DDS
(580) 252-0249
919 W Walnut Ave
Duncan, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Harvey C Jenkins Jr., MD
(405) 686-1700
8603 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Aria Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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James J Trusell
(580) 357-3671
110 Nw 31st
Lawton, 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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