Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Council Bluffs IA

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Clifford Kent Boese, MD
(712) 323-5333
1 Edmundson Pl Ste 500
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Huy Trinh
(712) 323-5333
1 Edmundson Pl # 500
Council Bluffs, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Craig Leonard Hansen, MD
(712) 396-4020
1 Edmundson Pl Ste 200
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1996

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Wendell R Stuntz, DDS
(712) 323-7589
SW Orthodontic Associates 40 Northcrest Dr
Council Blfs, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ronald Kenneth Miller, MD
(712) 323-5333
1 Edmundson Pl Ste 500
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Jennie Edmundson Mem Hosp, Council Blfs, Ia
Group Practice: Miller Orthopedic

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Dr.Clifford Boese
(712) 323-5333
1 Edmundson Pl # 500
Council Bluffs, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Alegent Mercy & Jennie Edmundson
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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James Rodney Rochelle, MD
(712) 328-5970
715 Harmony St Ste 301
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1978

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Daniel J Larose, MD
(712) 323-5333
1 Edmundson Pl Ste 500
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Montreal, Fac De Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Jennie Edmundson Mem Hosp, Council Blfs, Ia
Group Practice: Miller Orthopedic

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Clifford Kent Boese
(712) 323-5333
1 Edmundson Pl
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ronald K Miller
(712) 323-5333
1 Edmundson Place
Council Bluffs, IA
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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