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Jason Andrew Messingham, DDS
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Paul Alan Hamersky, DDS
(303) 422-6752
8723 Wadsworth Blvd Ste B
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John R Sexton, DDS
(303) 984-9700
7502 W 80th Ave Ste 150
Arvada, CO
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Eunice Park Lee, DDS
(303) 421-5437
7502 W 80th Ave Ste 150
Arvada, CO
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Tracy Marie Wolf, MD
(303) 425-2750
8550 W 38th Ave Ste 106
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Lutheran Med Ctr, Wheat Ridge, Co
Group Practice: Hand Specialists

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James H Gallagher, DMD
(303) 424-4048
7913 Allison Way Ste 201
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jonathan Richard Weinbach, DDS
(303) 430-4200
8120 Sheridan Blvd Ste 120C
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Bryan P Nelson, DDS
(303) 422-6752
8723 Wadsworth Blvd Ste B
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas George Lowe, MD
(303) 403-7000
3550 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1963

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Robert Todd Vraney, MD
(630) 968-1881
3550 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
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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