Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Loudon TN

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Andrew James MacLellan
(865) 986-7737
460 Medical Park Dr
Lenoir City, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dana R Martin, DDS
(865) 470-2005
9950 Kingston Pike Ste 210
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John Jay Crawford
(865) 769-4545
260 Fort Sanders West Blvd
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Luke Madigan
(865) 769-4500
260 Fort Sanders West Blvd
Knoxville, TN
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Matthew Alan Rappe
(865) 769-4500
260 Fort Sanders West Blvd
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Andrew James Maclellan, MD
423 Medical Park Dr
Lenoir City, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1988

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William Thomas McPeake
(865) 558-4400
260 Fort Sanders West Blvd
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael C Craig
(865) 558-4400
260 Fort Sanders West Blvd
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Claude Ralph Wood, DDS
(865) 966-6754
11165 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Brian G Holloway, MD
(865) 450-1215
260 Fort Sanders West Blvd
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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