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Charles A Clark, MD
(870) 534-3449
1609 W 40th Ave Ste 501
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1981

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William C Moore, DMD
(870) 536-2650
3024 S Olive St
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John Ora Lytle
(870) 534-3449
1609 W 40th Ave
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Ray Gullett Jr, MD
(870) 536-7579
1801 W 40th 5B
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Jefferson Reg Med Ctr, Pine Bluff, Ar
Group Practice: Pine Bluff Bone & Joint Clinic

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James Alan Pollard, MD
(870) 534-3449
1609 W 40th Ave Ste 501
Pine Bluff, 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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James Alan Pollard
(870) 534-3449
1609 W 40th Ave
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Marc S Stevens, MD
(870) 534-3449
1609 W 40th Ave Ste 501
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Charles A Clark
(870) 534-3449
1609 W 40th Ave
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Harry Lee Ryburn, DDS
(870) 535-5616
4301 S Mulberry St Ste A
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Fred Tucker Mc Donald, DDS
(870) 536-6431
3900 S Olive St
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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