Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Arlington WA

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John W Dueringer, DDS
(360) 659-5749
3325 Smokey Point Dr Ste 102
Arlington, WA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Scott A Schaaf, DO
328 S Stillaguamish Ave
Arlington, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Everett Med Ctr, Everett, Wa
Group Practice: Everett Clinic Gunderson Bldg

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Stanley Albert Kopp, MD
(218) 741-0150
16404 Smokey Point Blvd Ste 307
Arlington, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr.Frederick Davis
(360) 435-6641
328 South Stillaguamish Avenue
Arlington, WA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Richard D Releford, DDS
(360) 659-0211
815 State Ave Ste 3
Marysville, WA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Edward W Eissmann
(360) 435-6641
328 S Stillaguamish Ave
Arlington, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Edward Eissman
(360) 435-6641
328 South Stillaguamish Avenue
Arlington, WA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.5, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Jefferson J Cartwright, MD
(956) 364-1520
875 Wesley St
Arlington, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1989

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Daniel F Shaw, DMD
(360) 653-4114
4305 76th St NE
Marysville, WA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Richard L Semon
(425) 339-2433
1100 Pacific Ave
Everett, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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