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Richard Foster Mc Bride, DDS
(580) 357-4946
814 W Gore Blvd
Lawton, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Timothy F Wright
(580) 357-3671
110 Nw 31st
Lawton, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Bruce Kelly Reeder, DDS
(580) 248-7600
5108 W Gore Blvd Ste 4
Lawton, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Pierre Le Baud, MD
(580) 286-9305
PO Box 7020
Lawton, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Montpellier I, Uer De Med, Montpellier, France
Graduation Year: 1970

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Todd Kevin Gothelf, MD
(580) 357-3671
3201 W Gore Blvd Ste 300
Lawton, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1995

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Wayne Anthony Johnson, MD
(580) 353-8600
904 SW 38th St
Lawton, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Southwestern Med Ctr, Lawton, Ok; Comanche County Mem Hosp, Lawton, Ok
Group Practice: Lawton Orthopaedic Ctr

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Dr.Eric Frische
(580) 357-3671
110 NW 31st St # 2nd
Lawton, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Southwestern Med Ctr, Lawton, Ok
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Nils K Axelsen
(580) 357-3671
110 Nw 31st
Lawton, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Eric E Frische
(580) 357-3671
110 Nw 31st
Lawton, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Timothy Francis Wright, MD
(580) 536-9100
5404 SW Lee Blvd Ste 101
Lawton, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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