Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Hillsdale MI

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Colin A Mayers, DDS
(517) 439-1461
1426 Hudson Rd
Hillsdale, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Angelo Joseph Sorce, MD
(517) 437-0499
451 Hidden Meadows Dr Ste 210
Hillsdale, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1996

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William R Hubbell, DDS
(810) 987-9666
1980 Holland Ave
Port Huron, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Joseph John Weber
(810) 606-5000
1 Genesys Pkwy
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Janet Sybil Biermann
(734) 647-8902
1500 East Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Barry J Collins
(517) 439-5411
61 W Carleton Rd
Hillsdale, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas G Ryan, MD
(269) 343-1535
2490 S 11th St
Kalamazoo, MI
Business
Kalamazoo Orthopaedic Clinic
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Robert Truman Neer, DDS
(989) 793-0750
5545 Colony Dr N
Saginaw, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ira Zaltz, MD
(313) 916-2600
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1990

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Carl Anthony Rasimas, MD
(313) 886-3734
21400 E 11 Mile Rd
Saint Clair Shores, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1963

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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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