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Gregory Joseph Smolarz, MD
(903) 792-5005
3708 Summerhill Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Michael Hosp, Texarkana, Tx
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Specialists Of Texarkana Pllc

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Michael L Ward, DDS
(903) 792-9645
9 Woodmont Crossing St
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Stacee Dumas Burson, DMD
(501) 773-4007
5508 Cowhorn Creek Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gregory Joseph Smolarz
(903) 792-5005
3708 Summerhill Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Albert R Mc Williams, DDS
(903) 794-2826
2800 Texas Blvd
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Douglas Thompson
(903) 614-3000
5002 Cowhorn Creek Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Harold G Weems, MD
(903) 792-5005
3708 Summerhill Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1993

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Carey Christian Alkire, MD
(903) 792-5005
3708 Summerhill Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Wadley Reg Med Ctr, Texarkana, Tx
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Specialists Of Texarkana Pllc

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James Earl Keever, MD
3708 Summerhill Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1969

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Richard Major Hilborn, MD
(903) 614-5400
2604 Saint Michael Dr
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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