Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Colorado Springs CO

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Richard D Lazar, MD
(719) 471-2980
3010 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Business
Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Richard Schell Idler
(719) 632-7669
3010 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

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Patrick D DeVanny
(719) 632-7669
3010 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Wiley J Jinkins
(719) 219-0914
2020 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Allan Bach
(719) 632-7669
3010 North Circle Drive #100
Colorado Springs, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.1, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Brian Anthony Shaw, MD
(719) 632-7669
3010 N Circle Dr Ste 100A
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Chinese, Other, Russian, Vietnamese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.James Bee
(719) 471-2980
3010 North Circle Drive #200
Colorado Springs, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.9, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Allan Werner Bach, MD
(719) 632-7669
3010 N Circle Dr Ste 100
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1975

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Roger D Sung
(719) 471-2980
3010 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Dennis A Phelps
(719) 632-7669
3010 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
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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