Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Brandon MS

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Timothy Douglas Jenkins, MD
Brandon, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 2003

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Alan Conrad Schroeder, MD
(601) 984-1000
Brandon, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 2000

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Barry Allen Mc Killop, MD
350 Crossgates Blvd
Brandon, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1974

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Galen V Poole
(601) 825-6505
346 Crossgates Blvd
Brandon, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph M Conflitti, MD
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med, College Station Tx 77843
Graduation Year: 1995

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Lane Stefan Laken, MD
(601) 919-3569
Brandon, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1976

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Glenn Anthony Brien Jr, MD
Brandon, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 2003

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William David Lawrence
(601) 825-1757
346 Crossgates Blvd Ste 102
Brandon, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gerald D Brister, DDS
(601) 939-4477
5647 Highway 80 E Ste 8
Pearl, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Julius Ratliff, DDS
(601) 957-9999
11 Northtown Dr Ste 105
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial 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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