Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Conneaut OH

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Nasimullah Rehmatullah, MD
(440) 593-6433
PO Box 219
Conneaut, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1974

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Jeffrey Alan Brodsky, DO
(440) 997-6646
2131 Lake Ave
Ashtabula, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1982

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John Nicholas Posch, MD
(440) 997-6957
2422 Lake Ave
Ashtabula, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Lake West Hospital, Willoughby, Oh; Univ Hospitals Of Cleveland, Cleveland, Oh
Group Practice: University Mednet

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C K Ramachandran, MD
(440) 964-5551
Ashtabula, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1963

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Thomas James Raffa, DDS
(440) 997-5208
355 W Prospect Rd
Ashtabula, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Nasimullah Rehmatullah
(440) 593-6433
167 W Main Rd Ste C
Conneaut, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeffrey Alan Brodsky
(440) 997-6646
2131 Lake Ave
Ashtabula, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Asa Seeds
(440) 997-5427
416 W 27th St
Ashtabula, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Asa Seeds, MD
(440) 997-5427
416 W 27th St
Ashtabula, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1990

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John Posch
(440) 992-4422
2422 Lake Ave
Ashtabula, OH
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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