Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Greenville SC

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Jon R Davids, MD
(864) 271-3444
950 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
Business
Shriner's Hospital
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Timothy E Hughes, DMD
(864) 233-3829
312 Mills Ave
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Edward Walter Berg, MD
(864) 455-5977
2nd Floor Support Tower
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1962

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Silas E Lucas, MD
54 Bear Dr
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1989

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Charles E Cauble, DMD
(864) 297-6453
611 Haywood Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Lisa Manning Faris, DMD
(864) 282-8555
870 Cleveland St Ste 2C
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Scott B McClure
(864) 455-7000
701 Grove Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Randall Lee Murphy
(864) 455-7878
701 Grove Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Brian George Burnikel, MD
(864) 271-6060
13 Edgewood Dr
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1990

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Wesley Grayson Lackey
(864) 455-7878
701 Grove Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic 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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