Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Englewood CO

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Dr.John Lankenau
(303) 789-2663
799 E Hampden Ave # 400
Englewood, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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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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George A Frey
(303) 762-0808
3277 S Lincoln St
Englewood, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the 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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Brent R Hoggan, DDS
(303) 730-2083
6650 S Vine St Ste 200
Centennial, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Roger Alan Lueck, MD
(303) 789-8430
3425 S Clarkson St
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.Herbert Thomas
(303) 762-3400
799 E Hampden Ave # 400
Englewood, CO
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.Robert L. Thomas
(303) 789-2663
799 E Hampden Ave # 400
Englewood, CO
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Arthur Paul Heller, MD
(303) 789-2663
799 E Hampden Ave Ste 400
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1966

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Jack E Duran, DDS
(303) 789-9257
3601 S Clarkson St Ste 430
Englewood, CO
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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