Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Searcy AR

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Dr.James McCoy
(501) 278-2808
710 Marion Street #202
Searcy, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: White Co. Memorial
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.THOMAS DAY
(501) 278-2846
2900 Hawkins Drive
Searcy, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Kyle R Blickenstaff
(501) 278-2808
2900 Hawkins Dr
Searcy, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Harry Scott Smith, 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: 1998

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Johannes M Gruenwald
(501) 686-8000
4301 W Markham St # 783
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James R McCoy
(501) 278-2808
2900 Hawkins Dr
Searcy, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Terry Glenn Green, MD
(501) 305-2910
3130 E Race Ave
Searcy, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1972

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Kyle R Blickenstaff, MD
(501) 278-2868
2900 Hawkins Dr
Searcy, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1987

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Kyle R Blickenstaff, MD
(501) 278-2868
2900 Hawkins Dr
Searcy, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1987

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Jay Martin Lipke, MD
(501) 604-6900
10301 Kanis Rd
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Infirmary-Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Orthoarkansas

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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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