Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Wilmington NC

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John Scott O Malley, MD
(910) 763-7344
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1987

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Donald David Getz, MD
(910) 540-8424
6233 Tortoise Ln
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1966

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James Alexander Maultsby, MD
(910) 790-3676
6406 Shinnwood Rd
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1957

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Robert Brooks Boswell
(910) 763-2361
3787 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Edmund Burrill Rowland, MD
(603) 224-3368
3787 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: New London Hospital, New London, Nh; Concord Hosp, Concord, Nh
Group Practice: Concord Orthopaedics

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Dr.Albert Marr
(910) 763-7344
2716 Ashton Drive
Wilmington, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Cape Fear
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Dr.John OMalley
(910) 763-7344
2716 Ashton Drive
Wilmington, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Michael D. Carter
(910) 793-1043
5302 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Robert M Moore
(910) 772-9930
1508 Medical Center Dr
Wilmington, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William H Craig, DDS
(910) 251-1100
1516 Doctors Cir
Wilmington, NC
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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