Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Cedar City UT

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Robert Eugene Nakken
(435) 586-6962
166 W 1325 N
Cedar City, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark Jones Webster, DDS
(435) 867-9172
415 N Main St Ste 304
Cedar City, UT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Randy Delcore
(435) 586-1003
1335 Northfield Rd # 200
Cedar City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 9, reviews.

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Randy George DelCore
(435) 586-1003
1335 Northfield Rd Ste 200
Cedar City, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Clough Shelton
(801) 588-2700
100 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Eugene Nakken, MD
166 W 1325 N
Cedar City, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr.Robert Nakken
(435) 586-6962
166 W 1325 N # 150
Cedar City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Randy George Delcore, MD
(435) 586-1003
1335 Northfield Rd
Cedar City, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1990

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Hugh S West Jr., MD
(801) 314-4900
5848 S 300 E
Murray, UT
Business
Intermountain Orthopaedic Specialty Group
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Dr.John Wells
(801) 763-3885
680 East Main Street
Lehi, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, 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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