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Richard Foster Mc Bride, DDS
(580) 357-4946
814 W Gore Blvd
Lawton, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Timeri Mahinder Murari, MD
(580) 357-3671
110 NW 31st St
Lawton, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1965

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Wayne Anthony Johnson
(580) 353-8600
904 Sw 38th St
Lawton, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Nils K Axelsen
(580) 357-3671
110 Nw 31st
Lawton, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Pierre Le Baud, MD
(580) 286-9305
PO Box 7020
Lawton, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Montpellier I, Uer De Med, Montpellier, France
Graduation Year: 1970

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Donald M Baldwin
(580) 357-3671
110 Nw 31st
Lawton, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles S Graybill, MD FACS
(580) 353-3551
116 NW 36th St
Lawton, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oklahoma
Graduation Year: 1943

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Dr.Eric Frische
(580) 357-3671
110 NW 31st St # 2nd
Lawton, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Southwestern Med Ctr, Lawton, Ok
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Nils Kenneth Axelsen, MD
(580) 536-9100
5404 SW Lee Blvd Ste 101
Lawton, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1981

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Wayne Anthony Johnson, MD
(580) 353-8600
904 SW 38th St
Lawton, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Southwestern Med Ctr, Lawton, Ok; Comanche County Mem Hosp, Lawton, Ok
Group Practice: Lawton Orthopaedic Ctr

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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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