Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Lenoir NC

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James Edward Stanislaw, MD
(828) 758-7091
1041 Morganton Blvd SW
Lenoir, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Caldwell Mem Hosp, Lenoir, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Orthopedic Specs

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Greg Shell, DDS
(828) 754-0234
509 Harper Ave SW
Lenoir, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John Thomas Mc Cormick, MD
(828) 758-7091
1041 Morganton Blvd SW Ste 200
Lenoir, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Caldwell Mem Hosp, Lenoir, Nc; Grace Hospital, Morganton, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Orthopedic Specs

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Jeffrey Paul Keverline, MD
(828) 758-7092
1041 Morganton Blvd SW
Lenoir, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1995

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Kimberly Lutz Gragg, DDS
(828) 438-8998
415 S King St
Morganton, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jeffrey Paul Keverline
(828) 758-8559
1041 Morganton Blvd Sw
Lenoir, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Edward Stanislaw
(828) 758-8559
1041 Morganton Blvd Sw
Lenoir, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John T McCormick
(828) 758-8559
1041 Morganton Blvd Sw
Lenoir, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher Thomas Daley, MD
(828) 874-3379
720 Malcolm Blvd Ste 102
Valdese, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mem Univ Of Newfoundland, Fac Of Med, St Johns, Nfld, Canada
Graduation Year: 1992

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Jeremy Clyde Johnson, MD
(704) 355-3184
PO Box 20500
Hickory, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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