Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Circleville OH

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Michael Scott Lefkowitz
(740) 477-6511
130 Morris Rd
Circleville, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Daniel Ianni
(740) 477-6511
130 Morris Road
Circleville, OH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Sch Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.3, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Ned I Riegel, DDS
(740) 474-8405
630 Northridge Rd
Circleville, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael Scott Lefkowitz, MD
(740) 477-6511
7120 Oakwood Rd
Circleville, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Berger Hosp, Circleville, Oh; Childrens Hosp, Columbus, Oh
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

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Charles Mitchell Fields, MD
(740) 775-7771
4457 State Route 159
Chillicothe, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Adena Reg Med Ctr, Chillicothe, Oh
Group Practice: Ohio Valley Sports Medicine

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Daniel Ianni
(740) 477-6511
130 Morris Rd
Circleville, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Clark Dowling Cellio, DDS
(740) 477-1142
1154 N Court St
Circleville, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Matthew J Kauffman, DO
(740) 477-6511
1280 N Court St
Circleville, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Calvin Turner, MD
(614) 293-8487
6442 Dietz Dr
Canal Winchester, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Hosp, Columbus, Oh; Mt Carmel Med Ctr, Columbus, Oh
Group Practice: Robert C Turner Inc

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Ronald Lemoyne Page, DDS
(740) 772-1227
265 N Woodbridge Ave
Chillicothe, OH
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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