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Arthur Josephus Preslar, MD
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Conway Hosp, Conway, Sc; Grand Strand Reg Med Ctr, Myrtle Beach, Sc
Group Practice: Coastal Orthopaedic Assoc

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Ross N Taylor
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir Ste 300
Conway, SC
Specialty
Foot & Ankle Surgery

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James William Yates Jr, MD
(843) 347-3243
2376 Cypress Cir
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1977

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Jack Stewart Haskin, MD
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir
Conway, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978

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Ross Taylor, MD
(843) 347-7222
1400 Highway 544
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jack S Haskin
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir Ste 300
Conway, SC
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Jack Stewart Haskin Jr, MD
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir Ste 300
Conway, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Conway Hosp, Conway, Sc
Group Practice: Coastal Orthopaedic Assoc

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William Luther Mills, MD
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir Ste 300
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Conway Hosp, Conway, Sc
Group Practice: Coastal Orthopaedic Assoc

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Jack Stewart Haskin Jr, MD
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Conway Hosp, Conway, Sc
Group Practice: Coastal Orthopaedic Assoc

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William L Mills
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir Ste 300
Conway, SC
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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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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