Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Asheboro NC

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Michael Kania, DDS
(336) 629-9115
417 N Church St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas Lee Osteen, MD
(336) 626-2688
138 Dublin Square Rd Ste A
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1974

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Ranbir Singh, MD
(336) 629-4171
542-B White Oak St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Punjabi Univ, Patiala, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1963

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James M Rich, DMD
(336) 625-2044
513 White Oak St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William Bryan Jennings, DO
(336) 765-1571
1900 S Hawthorne Rd
Winston Salem, NC
Business
Jennings Clinic PA
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Lance Thayer Sisco, MD
(336) 626-2688
138 Dublin Square Rd Ste A
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Thomas Osteen
(336) 626-2688
Ste A, 138 Dublin Square Road
Asheboro, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Randolph
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Gurmukh Singh Walha, MD
(336) 629-4171
542 White Oak St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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Jene Franklin Jordan, DDS
(336) 431-7373
209 Balfour Dr
Archdale, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gary G Poehling, MD
(336) 716-8200
Medical Ctr Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Business
WFUBMC Orthopaedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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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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