Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Aiken SC

Looking for information on Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in Aiken? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Aiken that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find information on Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in Aiken.

Ty W Carter
(803) 644-4264
410 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Data Provided By:
Douglas E Holford
(803) 644-4264
410 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Data Provided By:
James Joseph Hill Jr, MD
(803) 649-0563
210 University Pkwy Ste 1000
Aiken, SC
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Aiken Reg Med Ctr, Aiken, Sc; Edgefield County Hosp, Edgefield, Sc
Group Practice: Carolina Orthopedics Assoc

Data Provided By:
Matthew Alan Gullickson, MD
(803) 644-4264
410 Universitey Pkwy Aiken Med Ctr Ste 1000
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 2000

Data Provided By:
John W Tucker, DMD
(803) 648-3266
1050 Seven Oaks Dr
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Richard V Massie
(803) 644-4264
410 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Data Provided By:
Guy C Heyl, MD FACS
(803) 649-2600
3415 Meadow Dr
Aiken, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Virginia
Graduation Year: 1954

Data Provided By:
Timothy J Shannon
(803) 644-4264
410 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
Perry Shealy Tucker, DDS
(803) 648-3266
1050 Seven Oaks Dr
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Ty William Carter, MD
(803) 649-0563
410 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mercer Univ Sch Of Med, MacOn Ga 31207
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Aiken Reg Med Ctr, Aiken, Sc
Group Practice: Carolina Musculoskeletal Inst

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

Hip Pain Info - Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

In order to understand Legg-Calve-Perthes disease 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 socket is formed by the bones of the pelvis and is called the acetabulum.

Articular cartilage is a smooth shiny coating that covers the head of the femur and the acetabulum. Articular cartilage allows the head of the femur to move easily inside the acetabulum.

In Legg-Calve-Perthes disease there is an interruption of the blood supply to the growing head of the femur (also called the capital femoral epiphysis). Without blood, the bone that forms the head of the femur can not get the nutrients that it needs. The bone is damaged and areas of the growing head of the femur die. Eventually the blood supply to the growing head of the femur returns and the bone regenerates.

Unfortunately, in some cases of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease the growing head of the femur can lose its strength and can change its shape. When this happens there is increased stress on some areas of the head of the femur and the articular cartilage that covers it. Over a number of years this increased stress can lead to early osteoarthritis of the hip .

It is not clear what causes the blood supply to the growing head of the femur to be interrupted. Legg-Calve-Perthes disease occurs in children (most often between the ages of 5 and 10) and it is far more common in boys than in girls.

The treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease depends on its severity. Most types of treatment work best when Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is detected early. Once it is detected, specialists that treat children with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease can plan out a treatment program.

Hip Pain Info's links section has additional information on osteonecrosis of the hip. Links have been provided to other...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Joint Pain Info