Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Burlington IA

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Teresa A Salino-Hugg, DDS
(319) 752-2025
Drs Salino & Hugg 700 N 3rd St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert Douglas Foster, MD
(319) 768-3326
1019 N 7th St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Baxter Reg Med Ctr, Mountain Home, Ar; Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar
Group Practice: Ozark Spine & Orthopedic Spec

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Michael William Hendricks, MD
(319) 758-9133
600 N Main St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Great River Med Ctr, W Burlington, Ia; Ft Madison Comm Hosp, Fort Madison, Ia
Group Practice: Southeast Iowa Orthopaedics

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Theron Quentin Jameson
(319) 768-4970
1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gregory Rex Hill, MD
(319) 752-1700
Mercy Plaza Ste 256 1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1997

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Koert Robert Smith Jr, MD
(319) 752-6980
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1969

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James R Hugg, DDS
(319) 752-2025
Drs Hugg & Salino-Hugg 7OO N 3rd St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gregory Rex Hill
(319) 752-1700
1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mitchell Holiday Paul, DO
(319) 753-5352
1223 S Gear Ave Ste 101
West Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Great River Med Ctr, W Burlington, Ia; Ft Madison Comm Hosp, Fort Madison, Ia
Group Practice: Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

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Robert Douglas Foster
(319) 768-3320
1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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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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