Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Indianola IA

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David B Mc Clain, DO
(515) 288-0726
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1955

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Daniel Joseph McGuire
(515) 288-6325
1300 Des Moines St
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Daniel Joseph Mc Guire, MD
(515) 288-6325
1300 Des Moines St Ste 104
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1982

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Marvin H Dubansky, MD FACS
(515) 247-8600
3660 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Iowa
Graduation Year: 1947

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Nicholas Honkamp, MD
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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O Lee Willham, DDS
(515) 285-6134
O Lee Willham DDS PC 6101 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Dennis Kessler
(515) 247-8400
1221 Pleasant St # 590
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Mercy
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 11, reviews.

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Marvin H Dubansky, MD
3660 Grand Ave Unit 540
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael Lyle Campbell, MD
(520) 228-2522
3000 Grand Ave Apt 1015
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr. Jason Villalobos
Warren County Chiropractic
(515) 962-2166
102 West 2nd Avenue
Indianola, IA
Specialty
Chiropractor
Conditions
Back pain,Chronic pain,Leg pain,Lower back pain,Neck pain,Upper back pain
Treatments
Carpal tunnel traction therapy,Chiropractic adjustment,Chiropractic care,Spinal manipulation
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American Chiropractic Association,Iowa Chiropractic Society,Integrity Management 5 Star ClinicChamber of Commerce MemberBig Brothers Big Sisters of Indianola

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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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