Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Durant OK

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Donald Walter Malone
(580) 920-8062
1705 N Washington Ave
Durant, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Paavo Ralf Zakin, MD
Denison, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Texoma Restorative Care Hosp, Denison, Tx

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Jeff W Meincke-Reza
(903) 416-2663
1014 Memorial Dr
Denison, TX
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Paavo Zakin
2805 Pyramid Circle
Denison, TX
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Texoma Restorative Care Hosp, Denison, Tx
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Richard S Gilman, DMD
(405) 364-4608
2500 Mcgee Dr Ste 121
Norman, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kenny M Grider
(580) 920-0300
1805 W University Blvd
Durant, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Doyle Gary Mobley, DDS
(903) 463-6013
2230 S Austin Ave
Denison, TX
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jeffrey W Meincke Reza, MD
1014 Memorial Dr Ste 314
Denison, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1993

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Harvey C Jenkins Jr., MD
(405) 686-1700
8603 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Business
Aria Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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John Archer, DDS
(405) 947-1526
10914 Hefner Pointe Dr Ste 300
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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