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Dr.Barry Northcutt
(405) 340-4744
Ste 410, 105 South Bryant Avenue
Edmond, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Barry L Northcutt
(405) 340-4744
105 S Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael O Williams
(405) 419-5467
105 S Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Stephen William Mihalsky, MD
(405) 348-5060
105 S Bryant Ave Ste 407
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Jim Throrpe Rehabilit, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Douglas Brandt Haynes, MD
(931) 473-9624
1501 E 19th St
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1976

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Barry Lynn Northcutt, MD
(405) 340-4744
105 S Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1992

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J Mark Felton, DDS
(405) 340-1070
225 E 10Th Street Plz
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Richard Doyle Thomas, MD
(918) 392-1400
2508 Stamford Ct
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1997

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Stephen W Mihalsky
(405) 348-5060
105 S Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
Specialty
General Surgery, Hand Surgery

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Ernest Alexander L'Heureux
(405) 844-5222
1405 Nw 150th St
Edmond, OK
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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