Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Frankfort KY

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Craig Burdette Wiggins, DMD
(502) 223-1656
5 Physicians Park
Frankfort, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John R Lyon
(502) 875-1766
101 Medical Heights Dr
Frankfort, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph J Dobner
(502) 875-1766
101 Medical Heights Dr
Frankfort, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Richard Lyon II, MD
(502) 875-1766
101 Medical Heights Dr Ste F
Frankfort, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Frankfort Reg Med Ctr, Frankfort, Ky
Group Practice: Rebound Orthopaedics & Sports

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Joseph Jacob Dobner, MD
(502) 875-1766
101 Medical Heights Dr Ste F
Frankfort, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1974

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Edward Darryl Leslie, MD
(502) 875-5500
440 Kings Daughters Dr
Frankfort, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1967

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Clark D Cash, DMD
(502) 227-1931
635 Comanche Trl
Frankfort, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Joseph Dobner
(502) 875-1766
101 Medical Heights Dr # F
Frankfort, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dana Mark Soucy
(502) 875-1766
101 Medical Heights Dr
Frankfort, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jon Joseph Sanchez, MD
(859) 873-2113
360 Amsden Ave Ste 301
Versailles, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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