Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Hobbs NM

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Daniel Patrick Cahill, MD
(434) 793-0900
PO Box 2310
Hobbs, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1979

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John Carl Harmston, MD
(505) 753-2610
1111 Jicarilla St
Hobbs, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1973

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Frank Parker Maldonado, MD
(505) 393-3136
1933 N Vega Dr
Hobbs, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1964

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Thomas Andrew McEnnerney, MD
(505) 262-7183
5400 Gibson Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1979

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Richard Nelson Castillo, MD
(505) 242-5205
201 Cedar St SE Ste 6600
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1982

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Harold Allen Fenner Jr, MD
(505) 492-2165
2410 N Fowler St
Hobbs, NM
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1948
Hospital
Hospital: Lea Reg Med Ctr, Hobbs, Nm
Group Practice: Covenant Healthcare Ctr

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Dr.JOHN HARMSTON
(575) 392-5191
5419 N Lovington Hwy # 15
Hobbs, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Anthony F Pachelli, MD
(505) 724-4300
201 Cedar St SE
Albuquerque, NM
Business
New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Bryan Kamps
(505) 863-7200
1900 Redrock Dr
Gallup, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jan Vantwisk Bear, MD
(505) 424-0200
2055 S Pacheco St Ste 500
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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