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Angelo Di Felice, MD
(931) 388-4276
1223 1/2 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1993

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Randall L Davidson Jr, MD
(931) 388-4276
1223 Trotwood Ave # 12
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tn
Group Practice: Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint

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Harold J Wiesman Jr, MD
(931) 388-3104
1300 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1969

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David Robert Williams, DDS
(931) 381-2700
806 Hatcher Ln
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kenneth Lynn Moore, MD
(931) 388-4276
3048 General Forrest Dr
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1967

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H James Wiesman
(931) 388-3104
1300 Trotwood Avenue
Columbia, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeffrey C King, MD
(931) 380-1900
1400 Hatcher Ln
Columbia, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1992

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Eslick Ewing Daniel, MD
(931) 388-4276
1223 1/2 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Horizon Med Ctr, Dickson, Tn; Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tn
Group Practice: Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint

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Charles D Wilburn, MD
(931) 388-4276
1223 Trotwood Ave # 12
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tn
Group Practice: Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint

Data Provided By:
Harold J Wiesman, MD
(931) 388-3104
1300 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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