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Stewart Kent Weinerman
(303) 695-6060
1411 So Potomac St
Aurora, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Terry Joel Wintory, DO
(303) 450-6800
1400 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1977

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Craig Alan Davis
(303) 695-6060
1411 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Peter L Weingarten, MD
(303) 695-6060
1411 S Potomac St Ste 400
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1965

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John Richard Schwappach, MD
(303) 695-6060
1411 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1989

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Lawrence N Varner
(303) 360-6003
651 Potomac St Ste C
Aurora, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael Scott Hewitt, MD
(303) 695-6060
1411 S Potomac St Ste 400
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1997

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Michael Eugene Tjarksen, MD
(303) 696-6633
1455 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1991

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Robert Richard Rokicki, MD
(303) 750-1022
1550 S Potomac St Ste 250
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Aurora Med Ctr -North Campus, Aurora, Co
Group Practice: Orthopedic Surgery Assoc Inc

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Craig Alan Davis, MD
(303) 695-6060
1411 S Potomac St Ste 400
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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