Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Cave Creek AZ

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Duane D. H. Pitt, MD
(480) 656-4048
8573 E. Princess Drive,
Scottsdale, AZ
Business
Desert Institute for Spine Disorders, PC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Insurance
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes

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Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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John Louis Beghin, MD
(623) 582-2010
19841 N 27th Ave Ste 300A
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1979

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Jesse Scott Ward, MD
309-671-7350 x7368
2208 W Legends Way
Anthem, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1997

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Shawn M Bader, DDS
(480) 661-1818
3420 E Shea Blvd # 151
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Peter Nicholas Giovan, MD
(602) 344-1317
41795 N 110th Way
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1969

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Walter Edmond George, MD
(480) 951-0530
42010 N Fleming Springs Rd
Cave Creek, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.Bryan Wall
(623) 537-5600
2730 W Agua Fria Fwy # 100
Phoenix, AZ
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.9, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Dr.Jason Scalise
(623) 537-5600
3010 West Agua Fria Freeway #100
Phoenix, AZ
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Paradise Valley
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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George F Hewson, MD
10069 E Blue Sky Dr
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Nolan Edgar Cordon, DDS
(480) 563-8926
30012 N Cave Creek Rd Ste 102
Phoenix, AZ
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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