Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Lincolnton NC

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Dr.Maher Habashi
(704) 735-3116
501 North Aspen Street
Lincolnton, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Kasr El Aini Fac Med Cairo Univ
Year of Graduation: 1960
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Domingo E Cabinum Jr, MD
(606) 666-4971
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1961

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Karen Marie Rives
(704) 732-9966
701 S Laurel St
Lincolnton, NC
Specialty
Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Brian Scott Delay, MD
(704) 664-1060
206 Gamble Dr
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1995

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Karenmarie Barbara Rives, MD
(704) 732-9966
PO Box 2059
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Stanly Memorial Hospital, Albemarle, Nc
Group Practice: Wellbridge Orthopaedics

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Todd L Hamilton, DDS
(704) 735-1606
701 S Laurel St Ste 1
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Steven Miller Austin, DDS
(704) 735-1606
701 S Laurel St # 1
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Todd Irwin
(630) 579-6500
501 North Aspen Street
Lincolnton, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Maher F Habashi
(704) 735-3116
501 N Aspen St
Lincolnton, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Jeffrey Andrew Knapp
(828) 322-5172
214 18th St Se
Hickory, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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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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