Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Burnsville MN

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Patrick Brian Ebeling
(952) 808-3000
1000 W 140th Street
Burnsville, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Michael Schaffhausen
(952) 808-3000
1000 W 140th Street
Burnsville, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Neil Hadley
(952) 808-3000
1000 W 140th Street
Burnsville, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert B Hartman III, MD
(952) 892-1800
675 E Nicollet Blvd Ste 250
Burnsville, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1984

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Keith A Kemnitz, DDS
(952) 894-1365
2999 County Road 42 W Suite 138
Burnsville, MN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Patrick Ebeling
(952) 892-1800
1000 140th Street West
Burnsville, MN
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Stephen Lawrence Olmsted
(952) 808-3000
1000 W 140th Street
Burnsville, MN
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Mark K Thomas
(952) 993-8700
14000 Fairview Dr
Burnsville, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.JOSEPH NEMANICH
(612) 455-2008
14000 Nicollet Avenue #204
Burnsville, MN
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.James Schaffhausen
(952) 808-3000
1000 W 140th St
Burnsville, MN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.8, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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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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