Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Bluefield WV

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Steven Blain O Saile
(304) 327-2475
490 Cherry Street
Bluefield, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Walid Azzo
(304) 324-2725
512 Cherry St # 1
Bluefield, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Bluefield Regional Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.6, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Edward Mann Litz, MD
(304) 327-2475
490 Cherry St
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1966

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John Robert Starynski, MD
(304) 323-4526
RR 5 Box 136
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Bristol Reg Medctr, Bristol, Tn; St Lukes Hospital, Bluefield, Wv

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Steven Blain O'Saile, DO
(276) 964-6771
Bluefield, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1996

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Andrew Marvin Schuett, MD
(304) 324-2200
490 Cherry St Bldg B
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1986

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Walid Hikmet Azzo, MD
(304) 324-2725
512 Cherry St Bldg I
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1987

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Steven Blain O'Saile, DO
(276) 964-6771
490 Cherry St # B
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1996

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Hubert Elmer Kiser, DDS
(304) 325-8229
2008 Bland Rd
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Yogesh Chand, MD
(276) 322-3461
1616 W Cumberland Rd
Bluefield, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Bluefield Reg Med Ctr, Bluefield, Wv; St Lukes Hospital, Bluefield, Wv
Group Practice: Bluefield 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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