Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Emporia KS

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Michael L Montgomery, MD
(620) 343-1191
1301 W 12th Ave Ste 105
Emporia, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Newman Memorial County Hosp, Emporia, Ks
Group Practice: Emporia Orthopedic Associates Llc

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David Judd Edwards, MD
(620) 343-1191
1301 W 12th Ave Ste 105
Emporia, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1969

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Stephen R Haught, DDS
(620) 343-7275
605 Congress St
Emporia, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kenneth Jansson
(316) 631-1600
2778 N Webb Rd
Wichita, KS
Business
Advanced Orthopaedics Associates
Specialties
Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Almost all insurance plans accepted.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Kansas Surgery and Recovery Center; Surgicare of Wichita
Residency Training: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX
Medical School: Darthmouth, 1982
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American College of Sports Medicine American Medical Association American Medical Society for Sports Medicine American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Association of North America Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeo


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Joel Robin Lane
(913) 362-8317
8800 W 75th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Galen Dale Miller, DDS
(620) 342-5371
605 Congress St
Emporia, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Nicholson Glenn, MD
(620) 343-1191
1301 W 12th Ave Ste 105
Emporia, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Newman Memorial County Hosp, Emporia, Ks
Group Practice: Emporia Orthopedic Associates Llc

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Guillermo Garcia, MD
(316) 342-2521
PO Box 907
Emporia, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Chile, Esc De Pregrado, Fac De Med, Santiago, Chile
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Western Plains Reg Hosp, Dodge City, Ks; Kearny County Hosp, Lakin, Ks; Bob Wilson Mem Grant County Ho, Ulysses, Ks
Group Practice: Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

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Dr. MacNamera
10701 Nall Avenue
Leawood, KS
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Kansas City Bone And Joint
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Robert C Sharpe, MD
(913) 362-8317
8800 W 75th St Ste 350
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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