Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Harrison AR

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Charles Austin Ledbetter, MD
(870) 741-8289
224 W Erie Ave
Harrison, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: North Arkansas Med Ctr, Harrison, Ar; Carroll Reg Med Ctr, Berryville, Ar
Group Practice: Ozark Orthopedic Assoc

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Joe E Bowers, DDS
(870) 741-5030
715 W Sherman Ave Ste C
Harrison, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists
(870) 741-7443
724 N Spring St
Harrison, AR

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Christopher Allen Arnold, MD
(479) 751-3860
802 W Maple Ave
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1994

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Richard A Nix
(501) 604-6900
10301 Kanis Rd
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Tarik Sidani
(870) 741-8289
224 W Erie Ave
Harrison, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Tarik Sidani
(870) 741-8289
224 W Erie Ave
Harrison, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Allan Wayne March, MD
600 N Razorback Rd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics, Family Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1967

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Joe Paul Alberty, MD
(479) 452-3500
7303 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Scott C Justesen, MD
(501) 686-5259
12511 Westglen Dr
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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