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Jonathan Scott Cooper, DDS
(918) 455-2458
6805 E 117th Pl S
Bixby, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kenneth Martin Chekofsky, MD
(918) 494-4460
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Warren Orthopedic Institute

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Douglas A Kirkpatrick, DDS
(918) 747-1346
5304 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Brenda L Chockley, DDS
(918) 488-8889
8908 S Yale Ave Ste 210
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jerry Jay Cole
(918) 249-0036
8803 S 101st East Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ronald S Labutti, DO
(918) 481-2767
6908 E 115th Pl S
Bixby, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1994

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Richard L Pentecost, MD
(580) 938-2551
9832 S Maplewood Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Mark A Andregg, DDS
(918) 743-2321
3150 E 41st St, Suite 112
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mark Alan Hayes, MD
(918) 294-0080
8803 S 101st East Ave Ste 305
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Doctors Hosp, Tulsa, Ok; St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok

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Michael Hosier, DDS
(918) 523-4999
7614 E 91st St Ste 120
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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