Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Gardnerville NV

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Dr.Edward Tapper
(775) 782-2442
1520 Virginia Ranch Rd # 1
Gardnerville, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1961
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Rick Brian Parigini, DDS
(775) 825-3400
1702 County Rd Ste G
Minden, NV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Keith Robert Swanson, MD
(775) 588-3636
PO Box 11889
Zephyr Cove, NV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1971

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Robert Edward Rupp, MD
(775) 588-3636
PO Box 11889
Zephyr Cove, NV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1990

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Neil Estes Diess, MD
(562) 927-8422
Zephyr Cove, NV
Specialties
Orthopedics, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1954

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Paul J Fry
(775) 782-2442
1520 Virginia Ranch Rd
Gardnerville, NV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Randy Charles Watson, MD
(775) 588-3636
PO Box 11889
Zephyr Cove, NV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1967

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Daniel Todd Robertson, MD
(775) 884-3144
PO Box 11889
Zephyr Cove, NV
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1993

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Randall E Yee, DO
(734) 467-8487
212 Elks Point Rd Ste 200
Zephyr Cove, NV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1996

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Edward Michael Tapper, MD
(530) 541-3100
1139 3rd St
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1961

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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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