Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Mcdonough GA

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Robert T. Greenfield, III, M.D.
(770) 787-4042
3211 Iris Drive
Covington, GA
Business
Resrugens Orhtopaedics
Specialties
Orthopedics, Adult Spine Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Reconstructive Surgery
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Accept most plans

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Rockdle Medical Center
Residency Training: Howard University College of Medicien
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine; Washington, D.C.,
Additional Information
Member Organizations: National Medical Association Georgia State Medical Association Atlanta Orthopaedic Society North American Spine Society


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David Scott Humphries, MD
(704) 339-0081
Mc Donough, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1956

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Jenkins B Bush
(770) 506-4119
105 Regency Park Dr
Mcdonough, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Brian A Womble, DMD
(770) 448-3333
6063 Peachtree Pkwy Ste 103A
McDonough, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Neil Colvard Berry, MD
(678) 289-5040
1050 Eagles Landing Pkwy Ste 103
Stockbridge, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Reg Med Ctr, Riverdale, Ga; Fayette Comm Hosp, Fayetteville, Ga
Group Practice: Clayton Orthopedic Clinic

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Robert J. Morgan, M.D.
(770) 787-4042
3211 Iris drive
Covington, GA
Business
Resurgens Orthopaedics
Specialties
Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Knee Ligament Reconstruction & Cartilage Repair, General Orthopaedics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Accept most insurance plans

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Rockdale Medical Center
Residency Training: Carolinas Medical Center; Charlotte, North Carolina
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina,
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America
Languages Spoken: English

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Gary Wayne Stewart
(770) 506-4119
105 Regency Park Dr
Mcdonough, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Scott Jeffrey Cahoon, MD
(770) 506-4119
105 Regency Park Dr
McDonough, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1995

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Mark J Albritton
(770) 506-4119
105 Regency Park Dr
Mcdonough, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Richard Collins, DMD
(770) 968-0900
125 Eagles Pointe Pkwy Ste 220
Stockbridge, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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