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Shrinivas Waingankar, MD
(405) 273-5801
2801 N Saratoga
Shawnee, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dr V M Med Coll, Shivaji Univ, Sholapur, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Shawnee Regional Hospital, Shawnee, Ok
Group Practice: Shawnee Medical Ctr Clinic Inc

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Shrinivas Manohar Waingankar
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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DeBorah Sue McAlister
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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William Charles Clark
(918) 392-1400
4802 S 109th East Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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William J Mann, DDS
(405) 275-7520
18 E Dunloup
Shawnee, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert J Gunderson, DO
(580) 482-4025
1533 N Harrison St
Shawnee, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1991

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Andrea Jean Barrett, MD
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1994

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Kristopher Ryan Avant
(405) 272-6358
1000 N Lee Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.THOMAS TKACH
(405) 230-9000
1110 North Lee Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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