Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Concord NH

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Clifford M Levy, MD
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Business
Concord Orthopaedic Professional Associates
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Gary Steven Jones, MD
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: New London Hospital, New London, Nh; Concord Hosp, Concord, Nh
Group Practice: Concord Orthopaedics

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Paul Joseph Urbanek, MD
(603) 225-8314
Concord, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Concord Hosp, Concord, Nh
Group Practice: Concord Orthopaedics

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Dr.Russell Brumett
264 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Concord Orthoopedics
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Clifford Marc Levy, MD
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1986

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Lance J Klingler
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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H James Forbes, MD
(603) 224-1223
246 Pleasant St Ste 106
Concord, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1969

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Ronald B Resnick
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Jeffrey W Wiley
(603) 224-3368
264 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Mark Matheson Scheffer, MD
(603) 224-5522
253 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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