Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Mountain Home AR

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Dr.THOMAS KNOX
(870) 424-3400
3 Medical Plaza
Mountain Home, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Thomas Eugene Knox, MD
(870) 424-3400
3 Medical Plz
Mountain Home, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Baxter Reg Med Ctr, Mountain Home, Ar
Group Practice: Regional Orthopaedic Health

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Dr.Terry Green
(870) 424-3642
310 Buttercup Dr # A
Mountain Home, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hosptital: Baxter Regional Medical Center
RateMD Rating
1.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Charles Kristian Hanby, MD
(479) 361-9887
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1999

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James C Tucker, MD
(501) 666-2824
600 S McKinley St Ste 102
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Wade L Murphy, DDS
(870) 425-5737
1100 Highway 201 N
Mountain Home, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas E Knox
(870) 424-3400
3 Medical Plz
Mountain Home, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Ray Gullett Jr, MD
(870) 536-7579
1801 W 40th 5B
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Jefferson Reg Med Ctr, Pine Bluff, Ar
Group Practice: Pine Bluff Bone & Joint Clinic

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Richard W Nicholas Jr, MD
(501) 686-7816
4301 W Markham Slot 531
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1981

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Banford Raye Mitchell
(479) 521-2752
3317 N Wimberly Dr
Fayetteville, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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