Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Canon City CO

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Jacob F Patterson
(719) 275-0687
933 Sell Ave
Canon City, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Eric C Carlson
(719) 275-0685
933 Sell Ave
Canon City, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard D Lazar, MD
(719) 471-2980
3010 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Business
Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Thomas G Mordick II, MD
(303) 744-7078
2535 S Downing St Ste 500
Denver, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Porter Adventist Hosp, Denver, Co; Presbyterian -St Lukes Med Ct, Denver, Co
Group Practice: Hand Surgery Assoc

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George Dieter Gromke
(970) 245-0484
2020 N 12th St
Grand Junction, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Eric Conrad Carlson, MD
(719) 275-0685
1339 Phay Ave
Canon City, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1981

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Jacob F Patterson, MD
(719) 275-0687
1339 Phay Ave
Canon City, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1982

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Peter P Chiang
(303) 861-3408
280 Exempla Cir
Lafayette, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael A Colb, DDS
(719) 543-0000
3901 Outlook Blvd
Pueblo, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Timothy Stephen Hart
(719) 570-7272
3920 N Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic 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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