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Jonathan T Ghormley
(501) 329-1510
550 Club Lane
Conway, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Barry Don Quick, DDS
(501) 329-0400
Ste 6
Conway, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jonathan Tod Ghormle, MD
(501) 329-1510
550 Club Ln
Conway, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Benjamin Dodge
(501) 329-1510
550 Club Ln # 2
Conway, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Conway Regional
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Benjamin Murchison Dodge, MD
(501) 329-1510
525 Western Ave Ste 202
Conway, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1988

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David Michael Arnold, MD
(501) 239-7246
PO Box 10660
Conway, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Athens Reg Med Ctr, Athens, Ga
Group Practice: Spine Clinic

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Thomas S Roberts
(501) 329-1510
550 Club Lane
Conway, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Robert F Mc Carron II, MD
(501) 329-1510
550 Club Ln
Conway, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1977

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Barry D Quick, DDS
(501) 329-0400
2425 Prince St Ste 6
Conway, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert F McCarron
(501) 329-1510
550 Club Lane
Conway, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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