Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Derry NH

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Dr.GLENN FREEMAN
(603) 421-9131
44 Birch Street #200
Derry, NH
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Richard Straub, MD
(603) 425-6556
44 Birch St
Derry, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1979

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Richard Straub
(800) 591-1815
44 Birch St
Derry, NH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Anthony Robert Marino, MD
(603) 881-7656
Londonderry, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1983

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Marc J Michaud
(603) 669-5454
700 Lake Ave
Manchester, NH
Specialty
Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Thomas Marks, MD
(603) 425-6556
44 Birch St Ste 305
Derry, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Parkland Med Ctr, Derry, Nh; St Joseph Hospital And Trauma, Nashua, Nh
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Center

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Scott Bissell, MD
(603) 425-6556
44 Birch St Ste 305
Derry, NH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Thomas Marks
(800) 591-1815
44 Birch St Ste 305
Derry, NH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Tahsin Ergin
(603) 898-2244
16 Pelham Road
Salem, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Eric Benson
(603) 669-5454
700 Lake Ave # 1
Manchester, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Elliot
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.4, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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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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