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David A Capen, MD
86 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Alan Eugene Patterson, MD
(541) 383-2548
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1963

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Dr.Cara Walther
(541) 388-2333
1303 NE Cushing Dr # 100
Bend, OR
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Brian J Rosenzweig, DDS
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Lyman Gates Mason, MD
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1955

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Rodney Phillip Wigle, MD
(541) 388-0673
1693 SW Chandler Ave Ste 250
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1977

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James Augustus Hall, MD
(541) 382-2226
2200 NE Neff Rd Ste 200
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1991

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Blake A Nonweiler
(541) 382-3344
2200 Ne Neff Rd Ste 200
Bend, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.MICHAEL CARAVELLI
(541) 382-3344
2200 Northeast Neff Road #200
Bend, OR
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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Knute C Buehler
(541) 382-3344
2200 Ne Nett Road
Bend, OR
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic 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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