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Matthew Scott Grunkemeyer
(859) 301-2663
560 S Loop Rd
Edgewood, KY
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Darryl Brian Thomas, MD
Ft Mitchell, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.John Larkin
(859) 426-4200
2845 Chancellor Dr # 100
Ft Mitchell, KY
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M
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Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Richard M Hoblitzell, MD
(859) 341-6440
340 Thomas More Pkwy Ste 260
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1985

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Samer Saadat Hasan, MD
(859) 331-9700
328 Thomas More Pkwy
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jayson Alan Mc Math, MD
(859) 341-9300
500 Thomas More Pkwy
Fort Mitchell, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1995

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T Greg Sommerkamp, MD
(859) 344-1150
20 Medical Village Dr Ste 177
Edgewood, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1985

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David C Quast, DMD
(859) 283-9400
320 Thomas More Pkwy
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Brion Patrick Moran, MD
(859) 341-6440
340 Thomas More Pkwy Ste 260
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1997

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Michael Dennis O'Brien, MD
(859) 341-6440
340 Thomas More Pkwy Ste 260A
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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