Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Antioch TN

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Joseph A Wieck, MD
(615) 834-4482
360 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1985

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David Wisdom Gaw, MD
(615) 833-1918
397 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Hills Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn

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Dr.R RENFRO
(615) 834-4482
394 Harding Pl # 200
Nashville, TN
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Charles Whitley Emerson Jr, MD
(615) 834-4482
394 Harding Pl Ste 200
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1959

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Charles Whitley Emerson
(615) 834-4482
394 Harding Place
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Hunter Boyce, MD
(615) 834-4482
394 Harding Pl Ste 200
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1996

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Roy James Renfro
(615) 834-4482
394 Harding Pl
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Sean Bryant Kaminsky, MD
(615) 889-3340
360 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1994

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Joseph A Wieck
(615) 834-4482
394 Harding Place
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Steven G Mc Laughlin, MD
(615) 860-1580
394 Harding Pl Ste 200
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1986

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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.

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