Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Camp Lejeune NC

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Michael D Kazel, DO
(843) 525-2298
100 Brewster Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michael Kuhn, MD
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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Robert Ernest Metts, MD
(910) 450-4826
100 Brewster Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jeffrey Louis Gross
(910) 353-4500
128 Memorial Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Eddy Lewis Echols Jr, MD
(910) 450-4820
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1990

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James Mastin Farmer, MD
(910) 450-4820
100 Brewster Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1997

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Thomas Ray Cullison, MD
100 Brewster Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1979

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Todd A Fischer, DMD
(910) 353-5234
200 Doctors Dr Ste G
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Richard John Vanek, DDS
(910) 353-1999
200 Doctors Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jeffrey Louis Gross, MD
(910) 353-4500
128 Memorial Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Nc
Group Practice: Jacksonville Orthopedic Clinic

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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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