Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Ballwin MO

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Robert A Shively, MD
(314) 652-4100
915 N Grand Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Washington University Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Rebecca F Schreiner, DDS
(636) 394-5455
1302 Clarkson Clayton Ctr Ste 206
Ballwin, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jeffrey Cavanaugh, DDS
(636) 391-0499
410 Sovereign Ct Ste 19
Manchester, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Cyrus M Alizadeh, DDS
(636) 394-5455
1302 Clarkson Clayton Ctr Ste 206
Ballwin, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Steven W Hough, DDS
(636) 391-1959
673 Big Bend Rd
Ballwin, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael Stephen Cherre, DDS
(636) 391-9170
355 Ozark Trail Dr Ste 3
Ellisville, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Henry C Schuppert, DDS
(636) 230-6100
Ste 109
Ballwin, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert M Waxler, DDS
(636) 391-0499
410 Sovereign Ct Regency Bldg
Manchester, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert B Pickard, DDS
(636) 256-2626
121 Baxter Shops
Manchester, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Timothy Gerard Lang, MD
(314) 576-7013
224 S Woods Mill Rd Ste 330S
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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