Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Cheshire CT

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Joseph C Wu, MD
(203) 752-3100
60 Temple St
New Haven, CT
Business
Center for Orthopaedics PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Patrick Robert Duffy Jr, MD
(203) 272-3712
120 Meadow Brook Pl
Cheshire, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1981

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Patrick R Duffy
(203) 758-3163
166 Waterbury Rd Ste 301
Prospect, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Paul H Zimmering
(203) 235-3347
455 Lewis Ave # 101
Meriden, CT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Ronald Paret
(203) 272-8535
85 Barnes Rd # 303
Wallingford, CT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Balazs Bela Somogyi, MD
(203) 271-0659
10 George Ave
Cheshire, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Hungarian
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Bradley Mem Hosp And Health Ct, Southington, Ct
Group Practice: Cheshire Orthopedic & Rehab

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Balazs Bela Somogyi
(203) 271-0659
10 George Ave
Cheshire, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jon Christopher Driscoll, MD
(203) 265-3280
455 Lewis Ave
Meriden, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1995

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Leo V Willett, MD
(860) 349-9376
85 Barnes Rd
Wallingford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Peter A DeLuca
(203) 407-3500
2408 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT
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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