Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Holt MI

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Floyd Grosvenor Goodman, MD
(517) 702-2940
3960 Patient Care Way Ste 113
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Head And Neck Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Ingham Reg Med Ctr -Greenlawn, Lansing, Mi; E W Sparrow Hosp, Lansing, Mi
Group Practice: Michigan Orthopedic Ctr

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Kyle Don Switzer
(517) 334-2563
401 W Greenlawn Ave
Lansing, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Donald Eugene Benson, DDS
(517) 346-9900
1101 1/2 S Washington Ave
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Charles J Taunt
(517) 267-0200
2815 S Pennsylvania Ave
Lansing, MI
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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John N Flood, DO
(517) 351-8888
3370 E Jolly Rd
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1984

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Brian Richard McCardel, MD
(517) 394-3200
3394 E Jolly Rd Ste A
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1985

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Kevin Joseph Kohan
(517) 334-2195
401 W Greenlawn Ave
Lansing, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Abbas Zand, MD
(517) 394-3200
3394 E Jolly Rd Ste A
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Shiraz Univ Of Med Sci, Shiraz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1966

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David Arthur Detrisac, MD
(517) 394-3200
3394 E Jolly Rd Ste A
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.Gregory Uitvlugt
(517) 394-3200
3394 E Jolly Rd # A
Lansing, MI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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