Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Delaware OH

Looking for information on Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in Delaware? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Delaware that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find information on Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease in Delaware.

John William Mc Grail, MD
(740) 369-8751
241 Paddock Ct
Delaware, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1966

Data Provided By:
Karl S Musgrave, DDS
(740) 362-6952
98 W William St
Delaware, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
David Hoang, MD
(740) 369-8751
PO Box 1507
Delaware, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1999

Data Provided By:
Linda Jeanne Gottlieb, DDS
(614) 848-4484
8949 Antares Ave
Columbus, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Anthony Richard Sanchez, MD
(614) 293-4540
5474 Bermuda Bay Dr Apt 1C
Columbus, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1999

Data Provided By:
Stephen Joseph Choban, MD
(740) 369-8751
241 Paddock Ct
Delaware, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1983

Data Provided By:
Kevin Joseph Pugh, MD
(614) 293-2663
Delaware, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1988

Data Provided By:
James A Homon, DDS
(614) 932-9356
10401 Sawmill Pkwy Ste 150
Powell, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Sean Daniel Odell, MD
(614) 315-2592
Dublin, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 2000

Data Provided By:
Scott Edwin Sexton, MD
(732) 766-0804
Columbus, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 2000

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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.

Hip Pain Info's links section has additional information on osteonecrosis of the hip. Links have been provided to other...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Joint Pain Info