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William S Dandridge, MD FACS
4609 Spring Ridge Rd
Enid, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Arkansas
Graduation Year: 1939

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David Edward Keller, MD
(580) 271-5964
330 S 5th St Ste 501
Enid, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1999

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Edward W Bank, MD
(580) 237-2550
2101 Camelot Dr
Enid, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Richard Allen Camp, MD
(580) 233-8491
2445 Sherwood Dr
Enid, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1965

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Martin T Reilly
(580) 242-5700
401 E Oklahoma Ave
Enid, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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George Franklin Forney, DDS
(580) 233-1776
407 E Cherokee Ave
Enid, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert Wray Whiteneck
(580) 233-6707
330 S 5th St
Enid, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gary Breece, DDS
(580) 233-2557
402 S Oakwood Rd Ste A
Enid, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Joe B Jarman, MD
330 S 5th St
Enid, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Wray Whiteneck, MD
(580) 233-6707
330 S 5th St Ste 501
Enid, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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