Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Winder GA

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Rhett K Rainey, DO
(770) 867-2120
314 N Broad St Ste 340
Winder, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1979

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Rhett K Rainey
(770) 867-2120
314 North Broad Street
Winder, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kenneth E Starling, DDS
(770) 963-8085
131 Langley Dr Ste A
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jayendrakumar J Shah, MD
(770) 995-3300
475 Philip Blvd
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.Eugene Eline
(770) 979-9903
758 Old Norcross Rd # 100
Lawrenceville, GA
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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Douglas William Hamway, MD
(770) 867-9779
PO Box 508
Winder, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1976

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Devesh Ramnath, MD
(770) 979-9903
758 Old Norcross Rd Ste 100
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1996

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Lawrence Brian Evans, DDS
(770) 962-9560
Bldg B 55 Towler Rd
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Eric Sean Steenlage, MD
(770) 963-6300
545 Old Norevass Rd Ste 300
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1996

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Sean K Keem, MD
(770) 277-8325
753 Old Norcross Rd Ste A
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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