Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Englewood CO

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James T Muffly
(303) 788-7840
799 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Brian E H Reiss, MD
(303) 393-1000
4789 S Dahlia St
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1982

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Brent R Hoggan, DDS
(303) 730-2083
6650 S Vine St Ste 200
Centennial, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Trotter Muffly, MD
(303) 788-7840
799 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.Ronald Ochsner
(303) 789-2663
799 E Hampden Ave # 400
Englewood, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1966
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Swedish
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Robert Leland Kruse, MD
(303) 789-2663
799 E Hampden Ave Ste 400
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1966

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George Albert Frey, MD
(303) 762-0808
777 E Girard Ave
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Swedish Med Ctr, Englewood, Co; Porter Adventist Hosp, Denver, Co
Group Practice: Colorado Comprehensive Spine

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Nathaniel Sharp, MD
(301) 848-1350
Centennial, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jeffrey Lynn Holtgrewe, MD
(303) 761-6360
2 Foxhill Rd
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oral Roberts Univ Sch Of Med, Tulsa Ok 74137
Graduation Year: 1982

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Zaki Geo Ibrahim, MD
(303) 762-0808
3277 S Lincoln St
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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