Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Cumming GA

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David J Covall
(770) 886-8111
1100 Northside Forsyth Dr
Cumming, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael Graham Hogan, MD
(404) 889-7465
634 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Master Univ, Sch Of Med, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1982

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Joseph Britten Chandler, MD
(770) 880-0707
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1980

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Stephen B James
(770) 886-8111
1100 Northside Forsyth Dr
Cumming, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael Joel Kalson
(770) 889-0891
318 Tribble Gap Rd
Cumming, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David James Covall, MD
(770) 886-8111
1100 Northside Forsyth Dr Ste 340
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1984

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Brian Carlos Bacot, MD
(770) 888-1976
1100 Northside Forsyth Dr Ste 400
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dale Kantrice Rader, MD
(770) 888-1976
1100 Northside Forsyth Dr Ste 400
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr.Brian Bacot
(770) 888-1976
1100 Northside Forsyth Drive #360
Cumming, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Linda Carol Jackson, MD
(404) 872-4263
634 Peachtree Pkwy Ste 100
Cumming, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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