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John Marcus Heim
(479) 757-5354
601 W Maple Ave
Springdale, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Terry Jay Sites, MD
(479) 750-0083
307 S Thompson St Ste B
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1984

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Christopher Allen Arnold, MD
(479) 751-3860
802 W Maple Ave
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1994

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Donald Claude Bailey, MD
(479) 750-2850
307 S Thompson St Ste B
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Med Ctr, Springdale, Ar
Group Practice: Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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Boyd O Whitlock, DDS
(479) 751-0013
2890 W Huntsville Ave
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Terry Jay Sites
(479) 750-1787
307 S Thompson St Ste B
Springdale, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert John Tomlinson Jr, MD
(479) 521-5262
601 W Maple Ave Ste 505
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1986

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Stanley T Soholt, MD FACS
(501) 750-3751
22016 Dogwood Cir
Springdale, AR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: California(san Francisco)
Graduation Year: 1941

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Mark Wilson Powell, MD
(479) 750-6269
601 W Maple Ave Ste 704
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar
Group Practice: Northwest Orthopedic Ctr

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Charles Kristian Hanby, MD
(479) 361-9887
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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