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Stephen A Heim
(479) 452-2077
7001 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Claude Louis Martimbeau, MD
(479) 452-7175
2713 S 74th St Ste 204
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Montreal, Fac De Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1969

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Paul Laurent Raby, MD
(479) 452-7175
2713 S 74th St Ste 204
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Laval, Fac De Med, Sainte-Foy, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1965

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Marvin E Mumme
(479) 709-6700
3501 We Knight Dr
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Edward W Rhomberg
(479) 709-6700
3501 We Knight Dr
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Joe Alberty
(479) 452-3500
7303 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Paul Alberty
(479) 452-3500
7303 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.9, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Greg T Jones
(479) 709-6700
3501 We Knight Dr
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Stephen Anthony Heim, MD
(479) 484-4740
7001 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1983

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Keith J Bolyard
(479) 709-6700
3501 W. E. Knight Drive
Fort Smith, 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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