Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Grandville MI

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John Paul Bolthouse, DDS
(616) 538-1260
3100 Ivanrest Ave SW
Grandville, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Kessel, DDS
(616) 538-5920
3040 Prairie St Sw
Grandville, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kevin Howard
(616) 252-8300
2215 44th St Sw
Wyoming, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William E De Vries, DDS
(616) 457-4220
PO Box 47
Jenison, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Clifford B Jones
(616) 459-7101
230 Michigan St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David O Cramer, DDS
(616) 534-0550
4320 44th St Sw Ste 1
Grandville, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Benson Anderson, MD
(586) 286-0610
4917 N Sunnynook Court SW
Wyoming, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1972

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Mark L M Powell, DDS
(616) 457-5866
2076 Baldwin St
Jenison, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jonathan P Cornelius, MD
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 2003

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Derek J Orton, MD
(616) 752-6615
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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