Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Ellijay GA

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Rodney Dale Fields
(706) 276-4399
772 Maddox Dr
East Ellijay, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Douglas Gregory Nuelle
(706) 632-0088
2855 Old Hwy 5
Blue Ridge, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Douglas Gregory Nuelle, MD
(706) 632-0088
2855 Old Highway 5 Ste 111
Blue Ridge, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1973

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Folsom Proctor
(706) 692-6980
620 J L White Dr
Jasper, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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F. daniel Koch, M.D.
(770) 491-3003
2680 Lawrenceville Highway
Decatur, GA
Business
Resurgens Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Orthopaedics, Adult Spine Surgery
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Accept most insurance plans

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Dekalb Medical Center
Residency Training: University of Louisville
Medical School: Duke University,
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Languages Spoken: English

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Rodney Dale Fields, MD
Ellijay, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1985

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John J W Yoder, MD
(706) 374-6007
PO Box 2185
Blue Ridge, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Christopher Schnars, MD
(706) 692-1575
80 Fairview Rd Ste A
Jasper, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1997

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Folsom C Proctor III, MD
(706) 692-6980
620 J L White Dr Ste 100
Jasper, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1989

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Lawrence A. Bircoll, M.D.
(770) 491-3003
2680 Lawrenceville Highway
Decatur, GA
Business
Resurgens Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: We accept most insurance plans

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Dekalb Medical Center
Residency Training: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan School of Medicine,
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Academy of Orthopaedics Medical Association of Georgia Atlanta Orthoapedic Society
Languages Spoken: English

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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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