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James William Yates Jr, MD
(843) 347-3243
2376 Cypress Cir
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1977

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Jack Stewart Haskin, MD
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir
Conway, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978

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Arthur Josephus Preslar, MD
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Conway Hosp, Conway, Sc; Grand Strand Reg Med Ctr, Myrtle Beach, Sc
Group Practice: Coastal Orthopaedic Assoc

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Ross N Taylor
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir Ste 300
Conway, SC
Specialty
Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Jack Stewart Haskin Jr, MD
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Conway Hosp, Conway, Sc
Group Practice: Coastal Orthopaedic Assoc

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William Luther Mills, MD
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir Ste 300
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Conway Hosp, Conway, Sc
Group Practice: Coastal Orthopaedic Assoc

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Ross Taylor, MD
(843) 347-7222
1400 Highway 544
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jack Stewart Haskin Jr, MD
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir Ste 300
Conway, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Conway Hosp, Conway, Sc
Group Practice: Coastal Orthopaedic Assoc

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Arthur J Preslar
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir Ste 300
Conway, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher C Elliott, MD
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir Ste 300
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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