Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Springdale AR

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Terry Jay Sites, MD
(479) 750-0083
307 S Thompson St Ste B
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1984

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Donald Claude Bailey, MD
(479) 750-2850
307 S Thompson St Ste B
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Med Ctr, Springdale, Ar
Group Practice: Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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Terry Jay Sites
(479) 750-1787
307 S Thompson St Ste B
Springdale, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Marcus Heim
(479) 757-5354
601 W Maple Ave
Springdale, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Boyd O Whitlock, DDS
(479) 751-0013
2890 W Huntsville Ave
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert John Tomlinson Jr, MD
(479) 521-5262
601 W Maple Ave Ste 505
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1986

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Stanley T Soholt, MD FACS
(501) 750-3751
22016 Dogwood Cir
Springdale, AR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: California(san Francisco)
Graduation Year: 1941

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Christopher Allen Arnold, MD
(479) 751-3860
802 W Maple Ave
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1994

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Mark Wilson Powell, MD
(479) 750-6269
601 W Maple Ave Ste 704
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar
Group Practice: Northwest Orthopedic Ctr

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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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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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