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Dr.THOMAS KNOX
(870) 424-3400
3 Medical Plaza
Mountain Home, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Thomas Eugene Knox, MD
(870) 424-3400
3 Medical Plz
Mountain Home, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Baxter Reg Med Ctr, Mountain Home, Ar
Group Practice: Regional Orthopaedic Health

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Wade L Murphy, DDS
(870) 425-5737
1100 Highway 201 N
Mountain Home, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Richard Carl Meyer, DDS
(501) 227-4848
10319 W Markham St Ste 200
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Richard Edward Mc Carthy, MD
(501) 663-8900
500 S University Ave Ste 815
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Arkansas Childrens Hosp, Little Rock, Ar; St Vincent Doctors Hosp, Little Rock, Ar; Baptist Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Arkansas Spine Ctr

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Dr.Terry Green
(870) 424-3642
310 Buttercup Dr # A
Mountain Home, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hosptital: Baxter Regional Medical Center
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1.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Thomas E Knox
(870) 424-3400
3 Medical Plz
Mountain Home, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Allen Dale Kincheloe
(501) 624-4411
105 Reserve St
Hot Springs, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.John Ball
(870) 935-0519
1007 East Matthews Avenue
Jonesboro, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dickie Bud Dickson, MD
(501) 225-6800
9601 Lile Dr Ste 410
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Magnolia Hosp, Magnolia, Ar; Medical Park Hosp, Hope, Ar
Group Practice: Dickson Orthopaedic Ctr

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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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