Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Gladstone MO

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James Harris Mutti, DDS
(816) 453-7777
2109 NE 72nd St Ste 103
Gladstone, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ronald Zipper, DO
(816) 221-2663
5140 NE Antioch Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1976

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Peter I Vilkins, DO
(816) 353-6400
2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 650
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr.David Ebelke
(816) 471-6611
2750 Clay Edwards Dr # 600
Kansas City, MO
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: North Kansas City Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Roger P Jackson
(816) 471-6611
2750 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 600
North Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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John A Dorsch, DDS
(816) 454-6800
5400 N Oak Trfy Ste 123
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Alexandra Jean Strong, MD
(816) 561-3003
2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 600
North Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo; North Kansas City Hospital, N Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Drisko Fee & Parkins

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David D Paul
(816) 559-6500
2790 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert F Paul
(816) 559-6500
2790 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael A Clemente
(816) 559-6500
2790 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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