Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Evans GA

Looking for information on Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in Evans? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Evans that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find information on Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in Evans.

James Dennis Metts, DDS
(706) 855-9903
580 Blue Ridge Dr
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Elwyn A Saunders, MD
(706) 738-4923
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Alex Collins, DO
(706) 447-3999
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Eugene Harry Williamson, DDS
(706) 860-5074
4250 Washington Rd PO Box 569
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Eladio Deleon, DDS
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Charles Anderson Hope II, MD
(706) 787-6158
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1991

Data Provided By:
John W Stockstill, DDS
(706) 721-0502
4448 Pierwood Way
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
R Steven Powell, DMD
(706) 860-6888
625 Ronald Reagan Dr
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
David Brian Carter, DMD
(706) 650-0468
456 Furys Ferry Rd
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Jack K Tippens, MD
(706) 860-2418
205 Chatham Rd
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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.

Hip Pain Info's links section has additional information on osteonecrosis of the hip. Links have been provided to other...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Joint Pain Info