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Robert H Perry, DDS
(662) 287-6151
1017 Foote St
Corinth, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Randall Parks Frazier, MD
(662) 286-6369
703 Alcorn Dr Ste 109
Corinth, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Magnolia Regional Health Cente, Corinth, Ms
Group Practice: Magnolia Orthopaedic & Sports

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Felix H Savoie III, MD
(601) 354-4488
1325 E Fortification St
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: River Oaks Hospital, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Mississippi Sports Medicine

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Dr.James White
(662) 844-8699
1464 Medical Park Circle
Tupelo, MS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Merwin Blanchard Moore, MD
(601) 268-5601
433 Broad St
Columbia, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1986

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Robert P Lorentz, DDS
(662) 286-3891
1500 N Harper Road Ext Ste 5
Corinth, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John Eric Foropoulos, MD
(662) 286-6369
703 Alcorn Dr Doctors Office Plaza Ste 109
Corinth, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Magnolia Regional Health Cente, Corinth, Ms
Group Practice: Magnolia Orthopaedic & Sports

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David B Clause
(228) 388-0949
2781 Ct Switzer Sr Dr
Biloxi, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Todd Smith, MD
(662) 320-4008
4 Professional Plz
Starkville, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1997

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Daneca Di Paolo, MD
(662) 294-1441
965 J K Avent Dr Ste 101
Grenada, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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