Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Honolulu HI

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Malia Kamisugi, DDS
(808) 523-2402
1060 Young St Ste 201
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Elizabeth Ignacio
(808) 536-2261
1380 Lusitana St # 608
Honolulu, HI
Gender
F
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Queens
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Dr.Jeffery Harpstrite
(808) 536-2261
1380 Lusitana St # 602
Honolulu, HI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Jason Kaneshige
(808) 586-8234
1356 Lusitana Street #4
Honolulu, HI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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James F Scoggin
(808) 521-6564
932 Ward Ave
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Lili K Horton, DMD
(808) 550-4477
677 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 801
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jon Hart Scarpino
(808) 521-6564
932 Ward Ave
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Gabriel W C Ma, MD FACS
(808) 524-7333
1380 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sydney
Graduation Year: 1958

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Dr.Kenneth Kaan
(808) 533-3393
1329 Lusitana St # 206
Honolulu, HI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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David J Dung, DDS
(808) 941-5241
1600 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 519
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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