Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Searcy AR

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Kyle R Blickenstaff, MD
(501) 278-2868
2900 Hawkins Dr
Searcy, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1987

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Kyle R Blickenstaff
(501) 278-2808
2900 Hawkins Dr
Searcy, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James R McCoy
(501) 278-2808
2900 Hawkins Dr
Searcy, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gregg Louis Massanelli, MD
(870) 862-1144
704 W Grove St Ste 5
El Dorado, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center Of Southern Ark, El Dorado, Ar
Group Practice: South Arkansas Orthopedics

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Alice Marie Martinson
(870) 423-3774
408 Orchard Dr
Berryville, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Terry Glenn Green, MD
(501) 305-2910
3130 E Race Ave
Searcy, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1972

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Dr.THOMAS DAY
(501) 278-2846
2900 Hawkins Drive
Searcy, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.James McCoy
(501) 278-2808
710 Marion Street #202
Searcy, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: White Co. Memorial
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Richard D Roblee, DDS
(479) 521-6060
1915 N Green Acres Rd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Rodger Dickinson
(479) 273-1111
1504 Southeast 28th Street
Bentonville, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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