Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Coldwater MI

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Richard John Hartman Jr, DO
(330) 373-9002
306 E Chicago St
Coldwater, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1995

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Anand Mukund Manohar, MD
(517) 278-7122
87 W Pearl St
Coldwater, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Comm Hlth Cntr Of Branch Cnty, Coldwater, Mi
Group Practice: A M Manohar Pc

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Thomas G Ryan, MD
(269) 343-1535
2490 S 11th St
Kalamazoo, MI
Business
Kalamazoo Orthopaedic Clinic
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Andrew J Livingston
(616) 459-4131
245 Cherry St Se
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery

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Jeremy Urbanczyk
(586) 493-8195
1000 Harrington St
Mount Clemens, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christina Reitmeyer Sheely, DO
(517) 279-9599
410 N Willowbrook Rd
Coldwater, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Anand Mukund Manohar
(517) 278-7122
87 W Pearl St
Coldwater, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Sam Nasser
(586) 558-1234
25631 Little Mack Ave # 102
Saint Clair Shores, MI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Steven Lloyd Drayer, MD
(517) 371-3407
1515 Lake Lansing Rd Ste B1
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: E W Sparrow Hosp, Lansing, Mi

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Charles C Stroud, MD
(248) 879-8686
44199 Dequindre Rd Ste 250
Troy, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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