Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Bentonville AR

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Rodger C Dickinson
(479) 273-1111
1504 Se 28th St
Bentonville, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Rodger C Dickinson Jr, MD
(479) 273-1111
1504 SE 28th St
Bentonville, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr.Rodger Dickinson
(479) 273-1111
1504 Southeast 28th Street
Bentonville, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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James Marshall Mc Kenzie, MD
(479) 273-1111
2201 NW Vassar Ct
Bentonville, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1986

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Scott Cooper
(479) 636-9607
101 North 37th
Rogers, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeremy David Smith, DDS
(479) 273-9300
4000 NE Kensington Ave
Bentonville, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Chris Dougherty
(479) 273-1111
1504 Southeast 28th Street
Bentonville, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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James Marshall McKenzie
(479) 273-1111
1504 Se 28th St
Bentonville, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Oscar Leon Henderson, MD
(479) 443-4301
5227 Spring Lake Ct
Rogers, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1976

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Ronald Jacob Kaler, MD
(479) 636-9607
101 N 37th St
Rogers, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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