Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Versailles KY

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Jon Joseph Sanchez, MD
(859) 873-2113
360 Amsden Ave Ste 301
Versailles, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1982

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James Gregory White, DMD
(859) 296-4846
3141 Beaumont Centre Cir Ste 101
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert Bernard West, MD
(859) 224-2520
556 Townsend Rdg
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.Christian Christensen
(859) 258-8561
1221 S Broadway
Lexington, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Charles Robt Combs, MD
(859) 278-9546
715 Shaker Dr Ste 104 & # 105
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1969

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Michael Brent Maggard, DMD
(859) 296-4846
3141 Beaumont Centre Cir Ste 101
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John C Huang, DDS
(859) 223-3939
860 Corporate Dr Ste 201
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Travis Andrew Hunt, MD
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 2000

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Dr.Kooros Sajadi
(859) 276-5008
1401 Harrodsburg Rd # B370
Lexington, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran
Year of Graduation: 1964
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Central Baptist Hosp, Lexington, Ky
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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David Christopher Dome, MD
(859) 258-8575
1221 S Broadway
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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