Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Martinsburg WV

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Troy Dale Foster
(304) 263-5129
1008 Tavern Rd
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Rudolf Karl Lemperg, MD
(304) 263-1830
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Graz, Med Fak, Graz (407-27 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1949

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Dr.JOHN DRAPER
(304) 263-0953
309 Medical Ct
Martinsburg, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John A Draper, MD
(304) 263-6728
309 Medical Ct
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: City Hosp, Martinsburg, Wv
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Offices

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Clifford Sperow, MD FACS
105 S Raleigh St
Martinsburg, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Virginia
Graduation Year: 1956

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Autumn D Kercheval, DDS
(304) 263-5963
604 Wilson St
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ernesto Nieto, MD
(813) 884-1453
510 Butler Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1966

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Said Edward Said, MD
(304) 264-1247
2000 Foundation Way Ste 2200
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1969

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Ian James MacQueen
(304) 263-0811
510 Butler Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph P Cincinnati, DO
(304) 263-5129
1004 Tavern Rd
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
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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