Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Crossville TN

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David Scott Jones, MD
(615) 329-6600
240 Lakeside Dr
Crossville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1968

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Susan Norris Pick, MD
(931) 707-8383
493 Lantana Rd
Crossville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1989

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Jon Alan Simpson, MD
(931) 484-8861
645 S Main St Ste 104
Crossville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Cookeville Reg Med Ctr, Cookeville, Tn; Cumberland Med Ctr, Crossville, Tn
Group Practice: Cumberland Orthopedics

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D Marshall Jemison, MD
(423) 756-7134
979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
Business
The Plastic Surgery Group PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Michael Joseph Menz, MD
(423) 639-2103
1406 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1989

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Susan N Pick
(931) 707-8383
493 Lantana Rd
Crossville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Russell Tyson Garland, MD
(931) 484-3401
49 Cleveland St Ste 300
Crossville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Russell T. Garland
(931) 484-3401
35 Taylor Ave # 3
Crossville, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: C.M.
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Roger Passmore
(615) 342-6300
2400 Patterson St # 300
Nashville, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Robert M Cobb
(731) 661-9825
24 Physicians Dr
Jackson, TN
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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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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