Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Tahlequah OK

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Carl J De Paula, MD
(918) 207-3714
100 S Bliss Ave
Tahlequah, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1969

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Paul G Bizzle
(918) 453-0023
1504 E Shawnee Circle
Tahlequah, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher S DeLoache
(918) 456-6848
1500 E Downing St
Tahlequah, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas Gilbert Craven Jr, MD
(918) 445-0454
7395 S 26th West Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1989

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Christian Luessenhop
(918) 494-4460
6475 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Carl Joseph DePaula
(918) 458-3360
100 S Bliss Ave
Tahlequah, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Earl Dexter Scott, MD
(918) 456-6848
1500 E Downing St Ste 208
Tahlequah, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Korean
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alberta, Fac Of Med, Edmonton, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1977

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

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Mark Youngker, DDS
(405) 721-1892
4401 W Memorial Rd Ste 113
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Donald Walter Malone, MD
(405) 232-4641
1110 N Lee Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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